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Grow Your Food for Free (well, almost)
Posted By admin On June 27, 2011 @ 5:01 am In Farm & Garden | Comments Disabled
The article below appeared originally online at Urban Veg Patch  about Dave Hamilton’s book Grow Your Food for Free (Well Almost).
“Over the years I have travelled down the country rather like a sock slips down inside a wellington boot. … I have found one universal truth that binds all productive gardeners – none of them like to spend any money! … In this modern society we’re so conned into believing we need money to do anything, yet in other cultures around the world where there is no money, people improvise and make do with what they have.” So says Dave Hamilton in the Final Words to his book ‘Grow Your Food for Free‘.I apologise for the delayed review of this book, it should have been done weeks ago. Trouble is, every time I pick up the book meaning to speed read it for the review, I get completely caught up in it because it’s so good. The book is sub-titled ‘Great money-saving ideas for your garden’ by Dave Hamilton (who also co-wrote The Self-Sufficientish Bible with his brother Andy). So it’s less about how to grow veg and more about avoiding spending lots of money by retraining your eye to reassess and reuse what you already have. Surely a subject dear to the heart of many an allotmenteer? Please don’t think that the growing, harvesting, storing and cooking of food, whether grown or foraged, is not addressed; the book is sprinkled throughout with tips on propagating, planting out, protecting your seedlings, pests and diseases, drying, storing and using. Do you know how to get an extra harvest from your home-grown veg?
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