Jane's Delicious Garden
“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”
"I read your article in the Woman and Home last year and went out and bought your book, Jane's Delicious Garden , which I read from cover to cover!I started a small, 8 square metre garden and had such success that I got my hubby involved and he enlarged my garden and enclosed it with a shade cloth fence because we have visitors, like hares, buck and guinea fowl. I just love to harvest and cook my very own veggies. I have also started making my own compost!!!Thank you for inspiring me, I am having a great time even bought myself some wellies!!!!!!"
"THANK YOU!!!!! For writing such a wonderful & extensive book on growing organic veggies. I have always grown stuff, but this has taken it to a whole new level for me! I feel like I know you after reading your book so many times I’ve lost count!! I also refer to it on almost a daily basis!"
"I've purchased your book "Jane's Delicious Garden" and have learnt so much. I've read it 3 times now in the last 3 months. Everytime I learn/see something new. Thank you for this great edition."
"Thank you so much for your incredible cookbook. My husband and I moved from our home in Melville to Shanghai last year for his work and your book is the perfect companion. (My lovely mother-in-law brought it as a gift for me when they came to visit).
How my friends love coming over to see what I have made next and getting little jars of spice mixes to try. Sometimes I can't choose between two recipes, so I just make them both. It hasn't all been smooth, I burnt our potholders in my very disastrous attempt to make the Chilli Jelly, but am delighted to report that the second try led to triumph. I never even considered trying to make something like a jelly before. Your book has released the adventurous cook in me.
I am sure you have received great praise for your culinary genius, all well deserved. "
"I am a BIG fan of yours and have both your books which have inspired me to start my own compost heap and organic vegetable garden, which has been a dream of mine since I was a child."
"I am one of the many lucky ones to have a copy of your book and treat it like my bible."
"What a wonderful book and the photographs are deliciously inviting. This is definitely a must have book for every home in South Africa."
"Your book has been such a joy and inspiration to me. It's actually the first gardening book I've ever read right through. (Except for John Seymour's Self Sufficiency, which isn't truly a gardening book, but just never ceases to thrill me.)I've got that dream farm house with a huge veranda and a large walled vegetable garden. So much of what you do is what I've been doing for years, but feeling that I've had to apologise for the tangle of flowers and herbs and vegetables and the lack of neat rows and cleanly tilled earth.. .One of the greatest gifts you gave me was the photo in your book of one of your hard working hands. I've spent so much of my adult life foolishly hiding mine because of the short chipped nails and the permanently brown-stained and cracked skin. Your book suddenly made me realise they were the evidence of my work and something to be unashamed of!"
"I have begun to develop green fingers and while still very much an amateur organic gardener, have been very inspired by your book. It has certainly transformed my little vegetable patch and my Jane's jungle is looking great!"
"I bought a copy of your book Jane's Delicious Garden at the organic market in Melvile. The next day we were at the nursery spending more money than we were supposed to. I was always a keen gardener but not Veggie gardening!!! My wife on the other hand has NEVER got her hands dirty !!! However since buying your book she hasn't stopped !!! Our organic vegetable garden is coming along nicely and we are adding to it all the time. I started my first ever compost heap yesterday and am amazed at how much we had lying around the garden,
Thinking back over all my years of gardening I'm disappointed that I never made my own long ago!!! I'd like to thank you for the inspiration your book has given both myself and my wife."
"I wanted to thank you - it is such a beautiful, inspiring book......I spend most of Saturday and Sunday going through every page...and I have to confess - I was suppose to go into the office today - but stayed at home and worked in my garden and used some of your ideas....and they're brilliant!!!"
"I finally had a chance to sit down with it and discover the gardener insude of me! Besides being visually very beautiful, your book delights with its philosophical approach and bohemian flavour!"
I also just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your fabulous gardening book. I am a young mother of 3 – we live on a small farm, and I had been hesitantly trying to get a decent veggie patch going, but only having limited success. I literally read your book through the night. Never before did I feel like I ‘got it’ when it came to gardening – but your book was so different and so engaging. Your book explained things to me in a way that no-one else had before. You have revolutionised my patch and the way I look at my whole garden. I am now a unashamed gardening freak! I have given your book to my neighbours as gifts and we all compare our veggie patch notes etc. So rewarding!
Thank you again!
"I have just become the proud owner of your Delicious Garden book and want to just compliment you on a most beautiful book. I am sure you hear it all the time, but it is gorgeous to look at, very practical and hectically inspiring.
I am a complete novice at gardening, but this has certainly lit a fire within me to start experimenting with some “green stuff” just outside the kitchen door. I am a complete city girl, and have been eating “organic” as much as what the nearby farmers’ market can help me, but I am now ready for the next step, and your book has been a great inspiration.
The photographs are so beautiful, it feels like you can touch the produce & even smell it!
Congratulations and many blessings on you for doing what you are doing.""
"It looks fantastic, and the photos and cover are superb. Congratulations – it is great to have a book relating to SA conditions – all the veggie gardening books I have are best suited to the British climate, so this is a first here. A great touch is the sayings/proverbs on each page – something I really relate to."
Jane's Delicious HerbsWHY I LOVE THIS…
- Easy “how to grow” guide for each specific herb
- Quick reference to growing, harvesting & uses of each herb
- Full section on herbal recipes
- Simple guide on medicinal herbal remedies
- A superb sequel to jane’s delicious garden & my favorite herb book
Vaness from Sow Delicious