FRANCINE RAYMOND    Book Number: 88269    Product format: Hardback

Bursting with ingenious ideas and savvy solutions, you can transform your backyard, rooftop, balcony or back garden into a super small holding. Be inspired by the harvest at an organic vineyard in England, a rooftop farm in Brooklyn, a Swedish koloni plot or if you are lucky enough to rent an allotment with long waiting lists, newcomers to gardening will be filled with confidence and ideas. Make fruit leathers which are very moreish and high in pectin made from apples, plums, currants and gooseberries which you may have in abundance this year. Learn about bees, herbs for health, how to make nettle fertiliser, recycle waste, a dust bath for your chickens and understand the type of soil and space you have to dictate the plants you grow and the animals you keep. Pigs for instance need a light soil. Bees must have access to flowers, and flowers need the right soil to flourish. Planning beforehand is a must, and visits to model farms and successful smallholdings can point you in the right direction. Page 94 takes us through how to make Plum Gin which in a pretty bottle is long-lasting and makes a perfect Christmas present. Any excess fruit can be used in this way - rhubarb with orange in vodka, grated quince in brandy and of course sloes in gin. Step-by-step colour photos, big gorgeous images of livestock and beautiful luxury allotments, list of resources and tons of practical projects for potato buckets and how to build a bee hotel against a wall or fence and how to save precious money by composting, seed-saving, spreading soil improvers and helping wildlife for generations. Ensure your plot reaches peak productivity. Ah! The Good Life! 160 large pages, well designed. Colour.
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ISBN 9781910904725
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