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Grow Food for Free: The easy, sustainable, zero-cost way to a plentiful harvest

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With 15 years' experience growing organic, sustainable food in his family's garden, Huw Richards has seen that cost is often a barrier to people growing their own food, so he wants to help everyone grow fruit and veg sustainably and inexpensively. 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. Applicability of cancellation rights: Legal rights of cancellation under the Distance Selling Regulations available for UK or EU consumers do not apply to certain products and services. is better when you can give and receive from a wide network of people, strangers and friends alike, who share at least some of your values. He gives a lot of good tips on how to source materials for your garden or even using someone else's yard/garden.

I still think this is a good starting point though, so maybe this spring I’ll actually attempt a few small containers?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! Author is an expert and self taught gardener extraordinaire, and breaks down tasks into simple, well described activities and accompanying pictures illustrating his methods. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. In Huw Richards book he shows that you don't have to invest a lot of money into creating a successful vegetable garden. This amount includes seller specified domestic postage charges as well as applicable international postage, dispatch, and other fees.

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! Building on the success of Veg in One Bed, Huw’s second book Grow Food for Free shows you how to produce no-cost, low-maintenance fruit and veg. There's also a lot of reliance on other people and community, which can be great, but just isn't an option in a lot of places. There's information on procuring pallets and making raised beds out of the pallets, but nothing about how finding your USDA zone for growing and specific plants that do well in each zone. Registered address: Unit 31, Vulcan House Business Centre, Vulcan Road, Leicester, LE5 3EF, United kingdom.

Even if you don't want to grow food for free, there is plenty of information for growing food in general.

Chapters include starting your own vegetable patch: producing your own compost (I am still not convinced this is a good idea in urban areas); sourcing seeds and plants for free; how to grow perennials; how to grow annuals; fight pests and diseases; and looking ahead. He gives tips on dealing with common pests, how to best invest in your garden as you progress and I really like that the last chapter is Huw's Journal that shows one year of him creating a garden and growing food. Information about annual and perennial plants includes how to start, grow and harvest everything from tomatoes, leaf crops, berries and root vegetables. Grow Food for Free teaches you how to produce no-cost, low-maintenance fruit and veggies — and finding low-cost ways to overcome common gardening worries.Once you’ve found a good site, Huw recommends his favourite low-maintenance, high-yield crops, covering first annuals, then perennials (the key to growing free food, as with minimal effort they can give you harvests year after year). I liked this book as it is based around growing things for free or as cheap as possible, a philosophy I stand by myself. There are lots of pictures in the book with step-by-step instructions on building ground beds and layers in a compost bin. I am excited to transfer my seeds from indoors to outdoors – if the snow, frost and cold ever go away. 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!

Huw Richards wants us all to be growing our own fruit and vegetables, and he wants to show that we don’t need much money (or even our own garden) to do so.

If a refund is payable to you we will process the refund as soon as possible, and, in any case within fourteen (14) days. He’s helpful, optimistic, and instructive, and for anyone that loves gardening, this is a solid reference book.

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