Eating locally and growing one's own fruits and vegetables are the first steps in helping the green movement. However, many people don't know where to begin growing and harvesting their own crops. And, what happens when everything is ready to be picked at the same time? Or when the garden's bounty has been eaten? These questions and more are answered in Bob Flowerdew's invaluable new book, in which he discusses everything from what to grow for processing and preserving, when to plant them, and how to harvest them. Once the gardening basics have been covered, Flowerdew serves up 50 delicious recipes featuring the very foods grown in the backyard. Perfect dishes for the fall include steaming Baked Apples filled with dried fruit and brown sugar, sausage-stuffed Baked Squash, a warming bowl of Spaghetti Polognese (using lean ground chicken), and savory Stuffed Peppers. As the weather turns colder, there is Potato Dauphinoise, Celery Soup, and Apricot Christmas Pudding. And, with spring and summer's abundance of berries come such spectacular treats as Fruity Upside-Down Cake, Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream, and Lemon Meringue Pie. There are condiments galore and Flowerdew even shares his secrets for tossing the best salad, making the best cider, and creating his very own liqueurs. Grow Your Own, Eat Your Own is a wonderful no-nonsense guide to getting the most out of any garden at any time of the year, and will be a welcome addition to all gardeners' reference library.