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Huw Richards set himself a challenge - to grow his own fruit and veg for free for a year. He succeeded and now wants to help you do the same. Can't afford a raised bed? Try repurposing an old wooden pallet. Don't want to spend money on buying plants? Look in the fridge and your kitchen cupboards for food that you can plant. Need a particular tool? Barter or borrow from a neighbor. Don't have a garden? See if someone in your area has an untended patch you can turn into a well-loved veg plot. Huw's Grow Food for Free has the inspiration and practical advice you need to start, grow, love, propagate and harvest your own fruit and veg organically and at zero-cost. This is real sustainability! -- from back cover.
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The Dalles Wasco County Library 635 RIC (Text) 33892006580279 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 03/20/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781465491589
  • ISBN: 1465491589
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The sustainable, zero-cost, low-effort way to a bountiful harvest." -- From cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The power of barter -- Set up your vegetable patch -- What your space needs -- Tools to share or borrow -- Use somebody else's garden -- Grow food on a patio, terrace, or balcony -- Establish a water supply -- Work with your climate -- Choose your setup -- Create your own containers -- Cheap raised-bed solutions -- Create a raised bed for free -- Fill your raised bed -- Grow in the ground -- Starting crops on the windowsill -- Organize your space -- Make your own tools -- Make your own watering devices -- Produce your own compost -- Soil and compost: the essentials -- Using homemade compost -- Your compost bin -- Budget compost bin solutions -- Build a compost bin for free -- Compost recipes -- source free compost materials -- Permaculture -- Woodchip and biochar -- Make your own liquid and comfrey feed -- Source seeds and plants for free -- Annuals and perennials -- Planting from your kitchen pantry -- Swapping seeds, making contacts -- Plant swaps -- How to grow perennials -- Perennial crops -- Herbs -- Rhubarb -- Jerusalem artichokes -- Blackberries and hybrids -- Strawberries -- Fruit bushes -- How to grow annuals -- How to sow -- How and when to water -- How to transplant -- How to weed -- Harvesting and storing -- Save your own seed -- Peas and beans -- Brassicas -- Root vegetables -- Salad greens and leaf crops -- Cucurbits -- Tomatoes -- Peppers and chiles -- Alliums -- Keep your soil healthy forever -- Fight pests and diseases -- Slugs and snails -- Common pests -- Common diseases and disorders -- Crop rotation -- Looking ahead -- Make an investment -- What to sell -- How to sell -- Setting up a seed or plant swap -- When to expand your growing area -- A three-year plan -- Huw's journal.
Summary, etc.:
Huw Richards set himself a challenge - to grow his own fruit and veg for free for a year. He succeeded and now wants to help you do the same. Can't afford a raised bed? Try repurposing an old wooden pallet. Don't want to spend money on buying plants? Look in the fridge and your kitchen cupboards for food that you can plant. Need a particular tool? Barter or borrow from a neighbor. Don't have a garden? See if someone in your area has an untended patch you can turn into a well-loved veg plot. Huw's Grow Food for Free has the inspiration and practical advice you need to start, grow, love, propagate and harvest your own fruit and veg organically and at zero-cost. This is real sustainability! -- from back cover.
Subject: Gardening.
Gardens > Design.
Vegetable gardening.
Sustainable horticulture.
Garden ecology.

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