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A natural boffin, Dave Hamilton’s cheery book is the outcome of his quest for free-as-possible food. And growing food the “free” way is good for your purse and good for the environment as you recycle, reuse, scrounge and make-do. Beside the hundreds of tips and ideas, there is some very good advice to be had on soil, compost and fertiliser in particular. It’s fun to read with useful tables and quirky step-by-step diagrams, the projects achievable, that almost free food eminently possible.
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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 * 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 * 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
Publication date: 12/05/2011
Publisher: Green Books
|Publication date:||12th May 2011|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Home & Garden,|
|Categories:||Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables,|
Dave Hamilton 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 ...More About Dave Hamilton