This book describes the philosophy and methods of a holistic approach to limited space gardening that produces so much food that, within three years, you will be able to produce 85% of the food needs for a family of four on less than a quarter-acre, plus earn over $10,000 in cash annually - and you will be able to do this in less time than an equivalent job would require, netting the equivalent of $50/hour for your labor. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying seeds, saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, farm planning and much more. Since self sufficiency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high.
|Publisher:||Brett L Markham|
|Product dimensions:||0.32(w) x 8.25(h) x 11.00(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The first review must have been written about another book, as this one has no illustrations, they are photographs. I admit it would have been nice for photos to be in color though. Mr. Markham has taken all the different variations of intensive row gardening, and applied them to a profit generating mini farm. I have seven acres myself. This book is yet another confirmation that it is possible to earn a extra income from even the smallest tracts of land. I should be able to earn a full time income utilizing less than one acre. The book contains little useless "fluff". Information is to the point. Three books provided me with all the information I need to run a profitable operation: Mini Farming for Self Sufficiency How to Grow World Record Tomatoes - excellent organic growing method How to Grow More Vegetables - awesome planting tables Other books I have gleaned much information from: The Vegetable Gardener's bible Square Foot Gardening The Potential of Herbs as a Cash Crop Organic Gardening in Cold Climates
I bought this book after reading reviews on another site raving about it. Proof that good reviews don't always mean a good book. It looked like it had been printed at home on someones printer, had only a few bad illustrations, and mentioned topics I had been interested in but were never explained anything about. I immediately returned it. A total disappointment for a promising topic. I hope the author decides to redo the idea with more depth, better presentation, and include some good illustrations. It read more like a bad uninformative manual.