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  • Copyright: 2012-05-17
  • Publisher: FRWHEEL

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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 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 * Tools and Techniques * Planting Guides and Seeders * Easy Trellising * 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.

Author Biography

Brett L. Markham is an engineer, third-generation farmer, and polymath. Using the methods explained in his book, he runs a profitable, Certified Naturally Grown mini farm on less than half an acre. Brett works full Lime as an engineer for a broadband ISP and farms in his spare time. The author of Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre, he 1ives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Dedicationp. v
Forewordp. ix
Getting the Most out of Your Vegetablesp. 1
Soil and Fertilityp. 3
Asparagusp. 13
Beansp. 21
Beets and Chardp. 27
Cabbage, Broccoli and Cauliflowerp. 33
Carrots and Parsnipsp. 41
Cornp. 49
Cucumbersp. 59
Greensp. 67
Herbsp. 75
Melonsp. 85
Onionsp. 93
Peasp. 103
Peppersp. 111
Potatoesp. 119
Squashp. 131
Tomatoesp. 141
Turnips, Rutabagas and Radishesp. 151
Tools and Techniquesp. 157
Planting Guides and Seedersp. 159
Heated Water Platformp. 167
Easy Trellisingp. 171
Weed Control Techniquesp. 175
Greater Food Self-Sufficiencyp. 179
Making Your Own Country Winesp. 181
Making Your Own Vinegarp. 209
Making Cheese at Homep. 219
Ten Further Secrets of Food Self-Sufficiencyp. 237
Index of Recipesp. 245
Alphabetical Indexp. 246
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