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

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The sale of customised goods or perishable goods, sealed audio or video recordings, or software, which has been opened. Millions of people are waking up to the reality of our industrial food system and are thirsty for an alternative. Learn about the space you need and how to prepare it, how to make your own compost, how to get hold of your first set of seeds, and then strategies to multiply the seeds you have. The book is full of knowledge, laid out in a way that makes the information easy to access and read. While I think the book glosses over some big challenges at times that maybe an American author might have been more conscious of (access to growing space, the luxury of free time to garden and source/use free materials), it does offer a lot of good ideas and practical tips for growing food on a budget.

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. 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. Otherwise, once I got over the culture shock (he talks about putting cardboard on your beds over the winter so that weeds don't grow! 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. I did notice that the author often recommends repurposing plastic items for planting seedlings, storing water, lining pots, etc.The chapters on growing certain crops are only semi relevant for US-based readers because the timings, types of pests, etc. There are lots of pictures in the book with step-by-step instructions on building ground beds and layers in a compost bin. In Huw Richards book he shows that you don't have to invest a lot of money into creating a successful vegetable garden.

Even if you don't want to grow food for free, there is plenty of information for growing food in general.This amount includes seller specified domestic postage charges as well as applicable international postage, dispatch, and other fees.

Discover how you can barter, borrow, repurpose, and propagate your way to a bountiful harvest of fruit and vegetables without burdening your bank balance. A copy of Grow Food for Free The Sustainable, Zero-Cost, Low-Effort Way to a Bountiful Harvest was provided by DK for an honest review. Schaut Euch den Youtubekanal von Huw Richards an und entscheidet dann, ob Ihr sein Buch kaufen wollt.Packed with tried-and-tested advice, this gardening book covers:- Finding a space to grow - in the garden or on a terrace or balcony - and sourcing the materials you need- Deciding what to grow your crops in (the ground, a raised bed, or containers)- Clear growing instructions on more than 30 species of popular annual and perennial crops- Huw Richards' 52-week journal of how he grew his own food for free for a year without spending a penny- Advice on how to go about selling your produce to raise money to expand your growing areaAuthor Huw Richards is a man on a mission. I love the philosophy behind this book and it broke things down into realistic but manageable parts. He wants everyone to grow their own fruit and veg, and in ‘Grow Food for Free,’ he proves that you don’t need much money (or even your own garden) to do so. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).

What I like most about this book is that it pushes back on the recent depiction of edible gardening as something that is necessarily expensive, consumption-driven. 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). This book is essentially a plant-by-plant guide, and it's pretty good at describing how to plant, harvest, and sustain a garden with the plants it covers.Huw Richards set himself a challenge - to be self-sufficient by growing his own fruit and veg for free for a year. I’ve long wanted to grow my own food, particularly as a way to get away from produce that only seems to arrive in plastic containers.

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