The Home Farm: How to grow your own fruit and vegetables and keep animals and bees in your backyard

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All you need to get going with a home farm is a garden fork, a trowel, and a watering can. Then be sure to add enthusiasm and energy. Nikki Trench is an expert of the first order who will make this venture rewarding and enjoyable as well as a lot of hard work. The Home Farm is practical in the extreme, with tips that answer every question before you need to ask. Her advice is sound: plan your project knowing how much space you have and how best it will be utilized; find nearby home farmers who will offer guidance and exchange surplus crops with you each season.

The central chapter on planting a kitchen garden recommends choosing vegetables and fruits compatible with the soil type and sun and shade to achieve satisfying results.

And what’s a farm without animals? Trent recognizes these will demand “a huge amount of daily commitment’” and details how to reach beyond much-favored chickens to consider bees, goats, and even pigs. Naturally, your local bye-laws and neighbors must be consulted first!

Glorious colored images and detailed project drawings are the bonus to lure you to mark the first day of a new way of life.


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Author Nicki Trench
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 192 pages
Publisher CICO Books
Publish Date 08-Feb-2022
ISBN 9781800650923
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Issue May 2022
Category Home & Garden
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