Great book to have on hand in you garden. Brett Markham does an amazing job explaining how to do things, keeps it simple enough for even the beginners to easily understand and keeps it entertaining so you don’t get bored. This is the book that got us making our own wine in the kitchen every fall, which was perfect since we have wild apple trees and grapes all over and the garden, even though we moved it, wasn’t choked with weeds thanks to his ideas.
Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include:
-Soil and Fertility yy Tools and Techniques
-Planting Guides and Seeders
-Weed Control Techniques
-Greater Food Self-Sufficiency
-Making Your Own Country Wines
-Making Your Own Vinegars
-Making Cheese at Home
-Cooking for Self-Sufficiency
Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm—whether it’s a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams, and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.