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    DescriptionNothing tastes better than homegrown produce and there's nowhere better to grow it than your own back garden. Whether you're interested in a small patch of gourmet asparagus and strawberries, a few eggs to make your own omelettes or full-scale self-sufficiency, this guide contains the traditional, tried-and-tested skills that turn dreams into reality. Vegetable growing is made easy with clear, sensible advice on the basics and plenty of inventive tips. Find out the best ways to store and preserve the harvest, learn how to make apple juice, cheese, butter and even how to plant your own herbal remedy border. Practical advice on keeping chickens, bees, goats and pigs provides essential reading for anyone just starting out with livestock. Growing and making your own food is healthy, sustainable and rewarding, and can bring that satisfying buzz that you get from knowing that you're cutting your supermarket bill, reducing your carbon footprint and learning the practical skills of self-reliance.

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    The Essential Guide to Back Garden Self-Sufficiency
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carleen Madigan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 669 g
    ISBN 13: 9781604691030
    ISBN 10: 1604691034

    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    DC22: 635
    BIC subject category V2: WMPF
    BISAC V2.8: GAR005000
    BIC subject category V2: VSZ
    BISAC V2.8: GAR025000, HOM022000
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Timber Press
    Imprint name
    Timber Press
    Publication date
    02 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Portland, OR
    Author Information
    Carleen Madigan is a keen gardener and has also been the managing editor at Horticulture magazine. She learned many of the skills described in the book while living on an organic farm. Carleen was inspired to write the book by reading a classic series of booklets on self-sufficiency and, recognizing the real and current value of these traditional skills, tested them and adapted them for a new generation of productive gardeners.