Home Grown Fruit

Author: Jane Eastoe
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1907892745
File Size: 11,53 MB
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What could be tastier than fruit, picked straight from your back garden? Growing your own fruit can be a rewarding pastime and you don’t need a big garden or allotment to cultivate your favourite fruit, as they can grow well in containers and even hanging baskets. This beautiful and practical guide, marking a unique collaboration between the National Trust and Country Living magazine, celebrates the produce of orchards, allotments and gardens, from rhubarb, gooseberries and strawberries to peaches, damsons and plums. Each fruit entry reveals all you need to know about growing and harvesting as well as providing useful tips on companion planting and pests and diseases. With beautiful illustrations throughout, you will find all you need for a fruitful, healthy garden all year round.

Henkeeping

Author: Jane Eastoe
Publisher: National Trust
ISBN: 9781909881990
File Size: 42,31 MB
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A reissue of Henkeeping (2007). An inspirational and practical guide to keeping chickens in both rural and urban areas. Chickens are back in style with a vengeance: poultry breeders are struggling to cope with the increase in demand and gardens resound to the contented cluck of chickens. This trend can be in part explained by the huge demand for organic and locally produced food; after all, what could be more natural than keeping your own chickens and collecting their eggs? This beautiful and practical guide advises on all aspects of chicken keeping, from advice on the full range of breeds available, choosing and buying the right chickens for you, to feeding and naming them and finally housing and caring for them. With charming illustrations throughout, you will find all you need to start and maintain your own chicken run.

My Tiny Home Farm

Author: Francine Raymond
Publisher: Pavilion
ISBN: 9781910904725
File Size: 12,50 MB
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Whether you’re looking to farm a balcony, backyard, an allotment or an acre, My Tiny Home Farm is bursting with ingenious ideas and savvy solutions to help you transform any plot or planter into a super smallholding. Visit a rooftop in Brooklyn, explore a Swedish koloni plot, and enjoy the harvest at an organic vineyard in England. The featured smallholders share their expertise, from growing fruit and veg and raising livestock to advice on establishing creative community spaces. Practical project ideas for potato buckets, hen baths, bee hotels and more will ensure your plot reaches peak productivity. Get inspired, let your imagination grow and enjoy your tiny home farm. Francine Raymond is an author and an expert on keeping chickens. She writes about her experiences for The Sunday Telegraph and Gardens Illustrated and blogs at www.kitchen-garden-hens.co.uk After a lifetime on an acre in Suffolk populated with hens and ducks, she now gardens a small town plot by the sea in Whitstable with the help of her grandsons and a few bantams.

Home Grown Vegetables

Author: Diana Galligan
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1907892737
File Size: 33,23 MB
Format: PDF
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What could be tastier than vegetables, picked straight from your back garden? Growing your own vegetables can be a rewarding pastime and you don’t need a big garden or allotment to cultivate your favourite vegetables, as fare can grow well in containers and smaller urban spaces. This beautiful and practical guide, marking a unique collaboration between the National Trust and Country Living magazine, celebrates the produce of allotments and gardens, from carrots and courgettes to artichokes and aubergines. Each vegetable entry details all you need to know about sowing, growing and harvesting with essential gardening notes and tips for successful planting. With beautiful illustrations throughout, you will find all you need for a healthy garden bursting with fresh produce all year round.

The Self Sufficient Life And How To Live It

Author: John Seymour
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9781465477354
File Size: 35,43 MB
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The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the only book that teaches all the skills needed to live independently in harmony with the land harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more. Our 2003 edition included 150 new full-color illustrations and a special section in which John Seymour, the father of the back to basics movement, explains the philosophy of self-sufficiency and its power to transform lives and create communities. More relevant than ever in our high-tech world, The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the ultimate practical guide for realists and dreamers alike.

Allotments

Author: Jane Eastoe
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1907892702
File Size: 49,79 MB
Format: PDF
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An allotment is one of the best - and cheapest ways - of getting hold of valuable gardening space to grow you own. Plus it offers one of the most relaxing atmospheres with the chance to mix with fellow gardeners. Your allotment can provide enough fruit, veg and herbs to feed most small families (and cut flowers to adorn the kitchen table) - produce that will taste and look much better than anything shop bought. Jane Eastoe guides you through allotment life, from how to find an allotment, how to plan one out, what to grow, crop rotation, how to store your harvest plus some of the best recipes so you enjoy the fruits of your labour. Great gardening information is given for each crop - the obvious to the not so obvious - from potatoes and carrots to aubergines and chillies. What to grow when, what to grow where plus a calendar of work for the laziest to the most energetic allotment holder. With all the details on the cost of having an allotment, self-management, and protecting your allotment, this is the easiest guide to getting starting on allotment life. In addition to all the practical gardening techniques, the book has background information on local authority control, self-management options, and how to protect your allotment.

The Illustrated Guide To Chickens

Author: Celia Lewis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408122294
File Size: 41,90 MB
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A delightfully illustrated guide the 100 most familiar breeds of chickens in Europe and North America.

The Practical Guide To Buying And Running A Smallholding In Wales

Author: Liz Shankland
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783162813
File Size: 61,50 MB
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Offers guidance to buying and running a smallholding in Wales, aimed at would-be downshifters, wherever they may live.

Small Scale Livestock Farming

Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427341
File Size: 46,44 MB
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Full of practical everyday advice, this guide explains how a natural, organic approach to livestock farming produces healthy animals, reduces costs, and increases your operation’s self-sufficiency. Livestock expert Carol Ekarius helps you create a viable farm plan, choose suitable livestock, care for your animals’ health, and confidently manage housing, fencing, and feeding. Case studies of successful farmers provide inspiration as you learn everything you need to know to run a prosperous livestock farm and make the lifestyle of your dreams a reality.

Smallholding Manual

Author: Liz Shankland
Publisher: Haynes Manuals
ISBN: 9780857332257
File Size: 67,40 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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by Liz Shankland Smallholdings are a popular way to increase self-sufficiency, and come in many shapes and sizes. Many people choose to keep a smallholding in order to downshift to a calmer pace of life, and to ensure that their produce is healthy and fresh. From larger smallholdings with livestock to simply growing fruit and veg on a plot of land, this manual provides comprehensive advice on every aspect of the process. Even for the experienced smallholder, information about being wildlife-friendly and money-making ensure that this is an essential investment for the future of your smallholding. The information is presented with clear, pictorial step-by-step guides to help make the most of smallholdings of every size and age.