Applicable to most areas in the English-speaking world except the tropics and hot deserts, this book shows that any family with access to 3-5,000 square feet of garden land can halve their food costs in most climates using just the odd bucketful of household waste water, a few hand tools, and a few hundred dollars per year spent on supplies and seeds - working just an average of two hours a day during the peak growing season. Helpfully illustrated, it covers a host of material including: vegetables ranked by how difficult they are to grow; root systems as the key to gardening mastery; seeds, spacing and irrigation; home made organic fertilizer that really works; how to choose, use and sharpen hand tools; compost making, root-cellaring and irrigation; and chemical-free handling of insects and diseases.
Designed for readers with no experience, yet an eye-opener for even the seasoned gardener, Gardening When It Counts returns the backyard food garden to center stage for uncertain times ahead.
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st April 2006
Publisher: New Society