Root to Bloom A Modern Guide to Whole Plant Use


Root to Bloom equips readers with the knowledge and tools to grow, eat and celebrate every edible part of the plant (just as the nose-to-tail movement has recast people’s understanding and appreciate of meat). The book will explore the lesser-used parts of a plant that are often snubbed in favour of the produce we’ve come to expect. It includes a comprehensive rundown of 35 edible plants (from coriander to onion to sweet potato), covering extra components of edibility, including flowers, roots and weeds. It educates people about ideal growing conditions, the nutrition level of the parts, as well as activities on how to prepare/preserve them for eating – with recipes (such as Japanese pickled sweet ginger, pickled nasturtium pods, and broccoli leaf coleslaw). As well, it includes six breakout chapters on key related topics: medicinal; herbicides; skin care; weeds/foraging; the orchard; and preserving flowers.

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ISBN:

9781743793442

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

192

Dimensions:

24cm x 19cm

RRP:

$39.99

Category:

Food , Healthy Eating , Home and Interiors , Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 August 2018

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mat Pember

In 2007, Mat Pember founded Melbourne’s The Little Veggie Patch Co, a business that specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of chemical-free vegetable gardens for urban dwellers. He has co-written 3 best-selling Little Veggie Patch Co. books. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jocelyn Cross