FABULOUS FOOD from EVERY SMALL GARDEN
by MARY HORSFALL
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New softcover book, 222 pages. Published 2009 by CSIRO Publishing.
Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden shows how to grow food at home in even the smallest of spaces. It explores the reasons for growing your own food, including the many potential benefits such as improved taste, freshness and nutrition. Many types of food are covered, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, bush tucker plants and edible flowers.
The book provides detailed instructions for successfully growing plants from seeds, and explains the use of organic pest and weed control and efficient watering methods. In addition, readers are shown how to improve soil fertility by making their own fertiliser.
Written by the author of the best-selling Creating Your Eco-friendly Garden, this practical book also offers solutions on incorporating food plants with other plants to create beautiful gardens in spaces such as balconies and flowerbeds. This is complemented with information on innovative techniques such as aquaponics, hydroponics, wicking beds and grid gardening to achieve high productivity in small spaces. The final chapters concern growing, harvesting and storing produce, and contain some simple recipes.
Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden:
- Gives innovative and economical methods for growing food in restricted spaces, even indoors
- Shows how to incorporate a wide variety of food plants into a garden
- Suggests spaces not normally thought of for growing food
- Follows a chemical-free approach to gardening
- Shows how to create free garden nutrients from kitchen waste
- Based on the author's first-hand experience and 21 years as editor of Grass Roots magazine
About the Author
Mary Horsfall has had over 30 years’ experience in organic gardening, including 23 years growing self-sufficiency food crops organically in a harsh, dry-summer environment with only dam and tank water. She jas since moved to a smaller block in a country town where vegetable production is still a priority and she is enjoying the challenges and opportunities of gardening in a reduced space. For 21 years Mary edited and wrote for Grass Roots magazine. Mary is the author of 2 more excellent gardening books - Creating Your Eco-Friendly Garden and The Mulch Book, which is also available - click here for more information
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Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden by Mary Horsfall