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Do Grow

Start with 10 simple vegetables.

Alice Holden

Ever wanted to grow your own but don’t have the time, the space, or even know where to start?

Alice Holden, one of Britain’s most pioneering female growers, has spent her life outdoors working on small and large scales – from kitchen gardens to commercial farms. In Do Grow, she’ll help optimise the space and time available to you – even if it’s just a window box and 10 minutes a week - with simple-to-follow guidance, plus advice on:

  • The basics for your gardening tool kit
  • How to make your own compost
  • Common garden pests to watch out for
  • How to keep your soil fertile

With delicious recipes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pam Corbin and others that Alice has worked with over the years, Do Grow is an accessible and inviting guide to growing, harvesting, and preparing farm-to-table meals from your very own edible garden. 

This paperback edition includes a free ebook download.


Do read Alice Holden's new book Do Grow. Looks great and is really practical.

Monty Don

A great little book jam-packed with brilliant gardening info.

Rachel Allen, chef and bestselling author

This book really opened my eyes to the importance of soil. I now feel connected to the earth in a way that I didn’t before… If you wanted to start your own growing space it doesn’t matter whether you have a pot on a windowsill or a hectare of land, this book is applicable and inspiring.

Hanna Snailham
Alice’s Do Lecture

How to get young people to love the land

Alice represents a small group of young people who are choosing a career on the land. She tells us how and why the work captured her and challenges our notions of what it means to be a farmer.

About the author

Alice Holden, one of Britain’s most pioneering female growers, has spent her life outdoors working on small and large scales – from the kitchen gardens of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage to commercial farms. Currently she is head grower at Growing Communities, an award-winning social enterprise in Dagenham, who run an organic box scheme, farmers’ market and urban food production sites. She lives with her young family in London.

Product details

  • Pub date: May 2013
  • Dimensions: 120 x 178mm
  • Extent: 160 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1-907974-02-1
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-07-6


Illustrations by Millie Marotta and colour photography by Nick Hand

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed by OZGraf Print on Munken, an FSC-certified paper

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