Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden
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, such as vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers.
This practical book discusses the importance of growing open-pollinated varieties, and provides detailed instructions for successfully growing plants from seeds. Plant care is explained, including organic pest and weed control and efficient watering methods. In addition, readers are shown how to improve soil fertility by making their own fertilizer.
Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden also offers solutions on incorporating food plants with other plants to create beautiful gardens in spaces such as balconies, flowerbeds and shrubbery. 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 chapter concerns harvesting and storing produce, and contains some simple recipes.
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 20 years as editor of Grass Roots magazine
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
acid apple aquaponics attract Australia babaco basil beneficial berries blood and bone Bokashi brassicas broad beans broccoli bucket bush tucker capsicum carrot chopped climates colour compost compost tea contain cooked cool crop cucumbers diseases dishes eaten edible emulsion fertiliser fish flavour flowers food plants frost fruit trees garlic germination green manure grow grown harvest herbs hole hydroponics insects keep lawn leaf leaves lemon lettuce lime liquid method metres mixture mulch muntries nasturtiums nitrogen no-dig bed nurseries nutrients onions organic matter parsley peas permaculture pests plastic pollination potassium potatoes potting mix poultry productive prunings pumpkin roots salads Save seeds season seaweed seedlings shade shadecloth sheet mulch shrub silverbeet small garden soil biota space spot spray spread strawberries suit suitable summer tank taste tomatoes varieties vegetables vegie garden vermicompost vine vitamin warrigal greens weather weeds weeks well-drained worm zucchinis