Grow Food for Free: The Sustainable, Zero-cost, Low-effort Way to a Bountiful Ha

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Huw Richards is on a mission. He wants everyone to grow their own fruit and veg, and in ‘Grow Food for Free,’ he proves that you don’t need much money (or even your own garden) to do so. Can’t afford a raised bed? Try repurposing an old wooden pallet. Don’t have money to buy lots of different seeds? Look in your kitchen cupboards for food that you can plant. Don’t have a garden? See if there is anyone in your local community that will let you grow veg in their garden. Whatever you are worried about, there will be a low-cost way of overcoming it. Discover the elements that make a good growing space, how to prepare your patch, make your own compost, get hold of your first seeds, and strategies to multiply the seeds you do have. Huw recommends his favourite low-maintenance, high-yield crops, providing key growing instructions and advice on fending off common pests and diseases.

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Zero-cost, low effort and a long term solution to your fresh produce needs!

Huw Richards set himself a challenge – to be self-sufficient by growing his own fruit and veg for free for a year. He succeeded, and now wants to help you do the same.

Grow your own food in your home garden, allotment or container and look forward to a bountiful harvest year-round. You can plant fruit and veg at home without spending a penny and Huw Richard’s shows you how.

Packed with tried-and-tested advice, this gardening book covers:

– Finding a space to grow – in the garden or on a terrace or balcony – and sourcing the materials you need
– Deciding what to grow your crops in (the ground, a raised bed, or containers)
– Clear growing instructions on more than 30 species of popular annual and perennial crops
– Huw Richards’ 52-week journal of how he grew his own food for free for a year without spending a penny
– Advice on how to go about selling your produce to raise money to expand your growing area

Author Huw Richards is a man on a mission. He is passionate about teaching you how to garden and grow your own food. Years of experience and trying different things has taught Huw how to garden with little money (or without a garden) and he shows you how to do the same! Grow Food for Free teaches you how to produce no-cost, low-maintenance fruit and veg – and finding low-cost ways to overcome common gardening worries.

Learn about the space you need and how to prepare it, make your own compost, tackle weeds, pests, and diseases, and how to get hold of your first set of seeds! Discover strategies to expand your garden. Can’t afford a raised bed? Try repurposing an old wooden pallet. Don’t have money to buy lots of different seeds? Look in your kitchen cupboards for food that you can plant. This home gardening book shows you everything you need to barter, borrow, repurpose, and propagate your way to a bountiful harvest without burdening your bank balance!

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Weight 0.865 kg
Dimensions 24.1 × 20.4 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

635 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K