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RHS Grow Your Own: For Kids: How to be a great gardener

RHS Grow Your Own: For Kids: How to be a great gardener

Through reading RHS Grow Your Own for Kids Chris Collins, the Blue Peter gardener, introduces kids to well-chosen fruit, veg and flower projects as well as bugs and slugs, some key gardening basics such as seeds germinating and bees pollinating. For the healthiest and keenest gar... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781845335106
Barcode 9781845335106
Published 14 February 2012 by OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Collins, Chris
By Leendertz, Lia
Series Royal Horticultural Society Grow Your Own
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ISBN-13 9781845335106
ISBN-10 1845335104
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Imprint Mitchell Beazley
Publication Date 14 February 2012
International Publication Date 2 January 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Collins, Chris
By Leendertz, Lia
Series Royal Horticultural Society Grow Your Own
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 200mm
Height: 251mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 570g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 635
Catalogue Code 237826

Description of this Book

RHS Grow Your Own for Kids appeals to parents because it embodies the 'Grow Your Own' ethos of food provenance, self-sufficiency, and healthy eating. It shows how to sow and grow up to 12 key vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, peas, sunflowers, potatoes, monster pumpkins, mustard & cress, runner beans, courgettes. It also includes child-friendly fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and grapes, together with other plants such as sunflowers, edible flowers and snapdragons. Step by step photography uses children's hands learning to grow and producing the results for themselves, such as sunflower seeds for feeding the birds, growing hedge veg (selling surplus crops from the front garden), and making gardening and living gifts for their friends and family. Throughout the book Chris Collins will explain how and why certain things happen in the garden, introducing young gardeners to a little of the science behind gardening.

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Author's Bio

Edinburgh-trained Chris Collins has been the Blue Peter gardener since 2004. He has fronted and run the RHS Campaign for School Gardening that gives over 1 million UK kids access to school gardens. For adults, Chris presented the six-part series The Plantsman on BBC2 in 2003 and has just finished a new series of Garden Invaders for BBC1. He has just finished a series on Secret Gardens for ITV1's This Morning. The Royal Horticultural Society is at the forefront of a gardening revolution in which received wisdom is questioned and updated. This great gardening book for kids is the combined effort of the UK's biggest gardening charity and 40 years of Blue Peter gardening. Lia Leendertz writes about gardening for the Guardian's Weekend magazine. She is the author of several books, including The Half-hour Allotment and Conservatory and Greenhouse Gardening. Lia studied horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh and now lives in Bristol, where she has a garden, an allotment and is on the residents' committee of her local park.

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