Inspired by his beautifully bijoux courtyard kitchen garden at the much-loved English garden, Great Dixter, cook and gardener, Aaron Bertelsen shares his expert knowledge and practical information on growing fruit and vegetables in containers. Whether you have a small window box, a few pots on the balcony or a small backyard area, Bertelsen shows that lack of space is no barrier to growing healthy, delicious home-grown ingredients.
A follow-up to his first bestselling book, The Great Dixter Cookbook: Recipes from an English Garden (Phaidon, 2017), Bertelsen extols the joy of growing your own ingredients in pots all year round and the delight of having fresh herbs, edible flowers, vegetables and fruits on hand to make your cooking more exciting everyday.
About the Author
Aaron Bertelsen’s love of gardening dates back to his childhood in New Zealand where he worked with his grandfather in his vegetable garden. In 1996, he volunteered in the garden at Great Dixter, home of celebrated gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd (1921-2006), whose vision established its extensive gardens as a place of pilgrimage for horticulturalists from around the world. Bertelsen subsequently studied horticulture at Kew Gardens, and spent 2 years at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens in Israel. Bertelsen returned to Great Dixter in 2005, becoming the vegetable gardener and cook in 2007. He is regularly invited to speak about gardening at events worldwide.
Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots by Aaron Bertelsen is published by Phaidon on 12 February 2020.