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Grow Your Food for Free: Well Almost

Handbook / Manual

By: Dave Hamilton

192 pages, col illus

Green Books

Paperback | Apr 2011 | #190764 | ISBN-13: 9781900322898
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NHBS Price: £14.95 $18/€17 approx

About this book

Don't like spending money in garden centres? Think you can make it yourself for a fraction of the price or find a cheaper option? 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 space and setting up a plot to raising, recycling, harvesting and storing your plants. It offers money-saving tips every step of the way, and occasional tips on the actual gardening, is crammed full of satisfying projects, from seed saving and making your own plant feed to building a fence or garden shed and gives step-by-step instructions, with easy-to-follow diagrams.

Dave's enthusiasm for living the good life on a budget is matched perfectly by his ingenuity and resourcefulness. This book is packed with brilliant, money-saving tips that are perfect for the thrifty gardener. * Lucy Halsall -Editor, Grow Your Own


PART 1 Planning your garden Getting started * Paths and Fences; Water * The Soil * Projects for all year round PART 2 Spring Jobs * Seeds * Plant Raising PART 3 Summer Jobs * Feeding PART 4 Autumn Jobs * Recycled plants * Harvesting and storing PART 5 Winter Jobs * Sheds * Tools

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Dave Hamilton has a degree in Nutrition, is a professional forager, food and garden writer, and occasionally appears on TV and radio. He lives in Devon where he grows and forages most of his own food and continues to study the natural world, especially food plants, both formally and informally. Dave is co-founder and creator of and co-wrote The Selfsufficientish Bible along with his brother Andy.

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