The Preserving Garden is a stylishly illustrated guide on how to create a garden that will provide food all year round. Featuring forty-three plant profiles with growing notes for starting or improving your garden, this book provides advice on where to begin, when to plant, and how to care for your garden.
Each plant profile is accompanied by easy-to-follow recipes that allow you to make the most of your homegrown produce throughout the year. Including scalable recipes and techniques for chutneys, relishes, jams, jellies, marmalades, bottling, and drying, preserve your garden bounty by pureeing tomatoes for sauces, fermenting your cabbage for sauerkraut, drying your cherries to use in muffins, and much more.
Growing a preserving garden is an investment in your food future. When you are using fruit or vegetables grown in your own yard you are reducing food miles, waste, and plastic use and reclaiming control over what goes into the food you eat. Offering a joyful reinterpretation of cooking illustration, this book is an inspiring and practical gift for the food enthusiast, whether they live in the northern or southern hemisphere.
A fun-to-read and easy-to-follow primer about pickling, pureeing, bottling, roasting, and more… Bold, colorful, 2D eye candy adds to the book's breezy, page-turning style… A well-organized table of contents and index allow readers to use this book as a reference guide… There's a lot to learn and many things to try out in The Preserving Garden and you'll want to keep notes.
— Washington Gardener
Jo Turner is the great granddaughter of a gardener from East Sussex, U.K., the granddaughter of a woman who grew and preserved fruit and vegetables to feed her large family, and the daughter of a passionate flower gardener and jam maker. She lives on fifty acres of native bush in Australia and battles the heat of long summers growing fruit and vegetables.