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Grow Your Food for Free (well almost)

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Don’t like spending money in garden centres? Think you can do it yourself for a fraction of the price? Dave Hamilton sho... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Don’t like spending money in garden centres? Think you can do it yourself for a fraction of the price? Dave Hamilton shows you how. By recycling and reusing materials creatively and making the most of what you have, you can gather all you need to grow your food on a budget. Whether it’s building your own shed from scrap, constructing a path out of recycled materials or storing your harvest without a freezer, it’s all here.This practical guide:• takes you on a frugal journey through the seasons, from planning your plot to raising, harvesting and storing your produce• offers money-saving tips every step of the way, and occasional advice on the actual gardening!• is crammed full of satisfying projects, from seed-saving to making your own plant feed• includes step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams.Video - Spend a few minutes with Dave Hamilton Click here to for a sample preview

Autorentext

Dave grew up in the midlands market town of Northampton, a place hailed as the most demographically average town in the country. He travelled throughout his late teens and early twenties in both the UK and elsewhere in the world. When he wasn't travelling he played in a series of bands reaching the dizzy heights of supporting Rolf Harris and one hit wonders, Doctor and the Medics. After leaving Northampton he moved to Oxford to study Nutrition and Food Science at Oxford Brookes. It was here he began experimenting in self sufficiency in an urban setting, growing most of his food in his back garden, on his allotment and supplementing this by foraging within the city limits. He soon realised the limitations an urban environment brought with it and coined the phrase 'self-sufficient-ish'. This led to the setting up of the website www.selfsufficientish.com which aimed to share his experiences with a wider audience. He still runs the website along with his twin brother Andy and a team of hardworking volunteers, the self proclaimed 'ishers'. The website's success saw the commissioning of his first book, also a co-project with his twin, the critically acclaimed Self Sufficient-ish Bible. Dave continues to grow his own food and has always done so no matter where he has found himself living (flats, terraced houses in towns, cities and in the countryside). He's worked for numerous charities taking care of their productive gardens and their volunteering workforce. He has always championed the low budget approach to gardening, not only as it is accessible to all but also as his chosen career (writer and gardener) has meant he never really ever has much money. This has resulted in many years of finding low cost or even free solutions to everyday problems. He occasionally appears on TV and Radio to talk about urban gardening, allotments and foraging. He occasionally works as a forager and has taught the subject to National Trust staff and at the Eden Project. He also now writes for a diverse range of publications including gardening magazines, food magazines and comic book legend Alan Moore's latest offering Dodgem Logic. He sometimes still plays in bands and was once runner up in the Tuborg Comedy Awards for his German Techno Band 'Vontergarten'. His website is http://www.self-sufficientish.com.



Inhalt

Introduction PART 1 GETTING STARTED 1 Your growing space 2 Planning 3 Wildlife gardening 4 Paths, hedges and fences 5 The living soil 6 Water 7 Treasure in the trash 8 Wood PART 2 SPRING 09 Acquiring seeds 10 Protecting from the cold 11 Seed and potting compost 12 Raising new plants 13 Plant labels 14 Growing in containers 15 Gathering 'wild' extras PART 3 SUMMER 16 Growing upwards 17 Dealing with weeds 18 Feeding plants 19 Dealing with pests and diseases 20 Propagating plants 21 Making the most of your crops 22 Gathering 'wild' extras PART 4 AUTUMN 23 Harvesting 24 Saving seed 25 Propagating plants 26 Storing crops 27 Making leaf mould 28 Gathering 'wild' extras PART 5 WINTER 29 Winter protection 30 Small-scale construction 31 Building large structures 32 Tools Final words Resources Introduction PART 1 GETTING STARTED 1 Your growing space 2 Planning 3 Wildlife gardening 4 Paths, hedges and fences 5 The living soil 6 Water 7 Treasure in the trash 8 Wood PART 2 SPRING 9 Acquiring seeds 10 Protecting from the cold 11 Seed and potting compost 12 Raising new plants 13 Plant labels 14 Growing in containers 15 Gathering 'wild' extras PART 3 SUMMER 16 Growing upwards 17 Dealing with weeds 18 Feeding plants 19 Dealing with pests and diseases 20 Propagating plants 21 Making the most of your crops 22 Gathering 'wild' extras PART 4 AUTUMN 23 Harvesting 24 Saving seed 25 Propagating plants 26 Storing crops 27 Making leaf mould 28 Gathering 'wild' extras PART 5 WINTER 29 Winter protection 30 Small-scale construction 31 Building large structures 32 Tools Final words Resources

Produktinformationen

Titel: Grow Your Food for Free (well almost)
Untertitel: Great money-saving ideas for your garden
Autor:
EAN: 9780857841025
ISBN: 978-0-85784-102-5
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Green Books
Genre: Natur
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 05.07.2012
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch