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Cost-Effective Self-Sufficiency

Handbook / Manual

By: Eve McLaughlin, Terence McLaughlin and Diane Millis

256 pages, 50 line illustrations

David & Charles

Hardback | Nov 2010 | #189378 | ISBN-13: 9780715338285
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $19/€18 approx

About this book

This is an inspirational guide to teach you everything you need to know about growing your own food and becoming self-sufficient. This updated version of the original guide to self-sufficiency has everything you need to start the good life. It includes the very latest gardening advice to help you grow fresh fruit and vegetables on your land, be it a garden or allotment, small or large. You can discover how to plan your site to make the most of it. Expert gardening tips explores the best planting times, how to start a garden from scratch and how to plan your crops. You can move closer to self-sufficiency with unusual ideas for how to store, process and preserve your homegrown harvest to make it last longer. You can brew your own beer and cider and learn how to bottle, cure, smoke and pickle your produce.


Contents

Introduction; Away From It All?; Starting Your Garden From Scratch; Planning Your Garden Layout; Sowing Calender; Vegetables: Cultural Summary; Pocket-handkerchief Gardening; Harvest Home: Storage and Processing; Compost; Harnessing the Elements - Alternative Energy; And much more...

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Biography

Eve and Terence McLaughlin wrote the first edition of Cost-Effective Self-Sufficiency in 1979. Diane Millis, gardening expert and author of numerous 'green' gardening books, has updated and revised it. She lives with her family in Shoreham, West Sussex.

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