Book Reviews:

Grow Just One Thing – The first step in a fresh food journey

The following sites have reviewed my book. I will continue to add to this list as they become available.

Rosehips and Rhubarb :

While the stated aim of Grow Just One Thing is to encourage complete novices to start a food growing journey, the book will also be of interest to more experienced food gardeners and food lovers.  Kyrstie offers great tips on how to set up your first ‘patch’ and what to plant, how to get kids involved in gardening, and what to do with your fresh produce once it’s harvested; the book includes 17 recipes. Advice is also given on setting up a fresh food pantry, shopping sustainably and planning meals.  Kyrstie even provides some smart strategies for getting fussy eaters to willing devour their vegetables.” Read the whole review here.

A Country Life Experiment:

Through out the book she focuses on how small changes such as growing your own food can change your life for the better. Kyrstie also shows you how to cook with the food you harvest, as well as practical tips to enable you to make the most of what you have. From meal planning to simple, family friendly recipes, she covers everything a kitchen gardener could need to know to get the most out of their harvest.” Read the whole review here.

Life Behind the Purple Door

I can see that this book will become a fantastic guide for us.” Read the whole review here.

Ever Changing Mum:

“What I love most about this book is that it is written in such a straight-forward, easy going way … almost like having Kyrstie herself by my side offering her advice in the backyard” Read the whole review here.

You Had Us At Hello:

This book proves it doesn’t matter if you live in the suburbs, a farm or even in an apartment building with a balcony. All you need to do is grow just one thing. I cannot thank Kyrstie enough for creating the spark in me to get our family involved and enjoy many years to come from our very own veggie garden.” Read the whole review including how Jo and her family have already started here.


You’ll feel your hand held as you embark on the journey and you’ll be looked after every step of the way, from planning, to troubleshooting and reading the stories of fellow growers right through to getting your home grown produce on the table. ” Kylie is starting her journey – read more from her review here.

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