Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Grow organic, eat organic - a review and giveaway

Grow Organic, Eat Organic (by Lone Morton, b small publishing) is a lovely little book for budding gardeners. It includes instructions and tips on cultivating easy-to-grow food crops like potatoes, tomatoes and strawberries (plus herbs and flowers) in even the smallest outside spaces. It also has a child-friendly recipe section (almost all vegetarian) which shows children how they can use their home-grown produce in the kitchen.

What I particularly like about this book, is it's introduction to organic gardening methods, the tips on what equipment to use and how important it is to attract 'garden friends' like birds and frogs into the garden to eat pests like slugs and snails, rather than to poison them.

I would say the book is aimed at a KS2 aged children (7-11), although it would also be a nice book for parents to share with younger children, as it has attractive pages beautifully illustrated by Martin Ursell. The book would also be a great resource for primary schools.

Grow Organic, Eat Organic retails at £5.99 (affiliate link).

Integrity Statement
I received a copy of Grow Organic, Eat Organic to review and 1 copy to give away on my blog. I did not receive payment, and the views expressed are genuinely those of myself and my family.

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19 comments:

  1. I like my kids getting involved starting by collecting leaves from autumn and seeing what different shapes we collect x

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  2. I like getting children involved. My sister has her grown her own at her house and we all enjoy planting and watching it grow!

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  3. Make it fun by involving them in the entire process. Seems that year after year they understand the process more and more and get that much more excited about it. My daughter especially loves eating what we grow!

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  4. Ive not started any gardening with my kids yet so would be looking for any tips, they do like playing in the garden and collecting stones but not started growing any vegetables or anything

    anna m
    @ummziyad

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  6. I do grow my herbs in a pot on the window sill

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  7. We grow lots of stuff on our porch. My little one plants his own seeds and watches them grow. He especially loves to water.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. It's fun for them to have a seed tray mini garden.They love to plant and design it and i use a little plant dish as a pond for them too.

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  9. I want to start gardening with my granddaughter as she is nearly two and I'd be terrified of letting her near something that wasn't organic

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  10. Most small kids like playing with water so get them to do the watering for you.

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  11. My girls love gardening with me, let them get messy it all comes off in the wash. The messier they get the more they seem to allow it

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  12. We like to grow things that you can eat - cress, carrots. This keeps my son more interested than if he was just growing flowers.

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  13. get your kids some wellies and some old clothes and some gloves as they will get very messy! mine love collecting the potatoes in the buckets

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  14. I only have a small garden so have an allotment. I sectioned of a corner of it, put a little fence up and a mini green house and made it fun. The kids love it and always want to come along and have a good dig. I gave them packets of easy to grow herbs and plants and they were so excited when they saw the results of their hard work.

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  15. I grow vegetables with my son as he loves eating the end result!

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  16. Don't be afraid to let them get messy, give them their own pot or planter to grow things in and let them decorate it. Growing things that things that they can eat or collects seeds from also adds to their enjoyment.

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  17. We don't have a garden so we use seed pots on our balcony! Still fun!

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  18. ive never done gardening but would love to start. my son is taking n interest and it would be a great thing to do together

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