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Book Title: The Self-Sufficient Gardener: A Complete Guide to Growing and Preserving All Your Own Food|
The author of the book: John Seymour
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.43 MB
Date of issue: February 1st 1979
ISBN 13: 9780385146708
Read full description of the books The Self-Sufficient Gardener: A Complete Guide to Growing and Preserving All Your Own Food:This is another garden book I refer to when I'm planning a garden or trouble-shooting garden problems. It covers everything from making deep beds, propping up climbing or vining plants, hints for each individual fruit, vegetable, or herb, various propagation methods, greenhouse gardening, and even preserving the harvest. It has beautiful color illustrations of the fruits and vegetables at the beginning of the book, and this is followed by illustrations of the same garden layout at various times of the year, with ideas for what to do in the garden during each season.
This is one of the few books that illustrate all parts of the vegetables, including the roots. It's one of the most lavishly illustrated garden books with no photographs I own. The drawings are detailed and practical and show you how to do things much better than text alone ever could. The book content ends with a chapter on miscellaneous topics, such as raising fowl, rabbits, and bees, using garden sheds, maintaining tools, and using the provided information on climate zones. If I could only own one garden book, this would be it.
Read information about the authorJohn Seymour was an idealist- he had a vision of a better world where people aren't alienated from their labours.
As a young man, he travelled all over Africa and fought in Burma in World War II. Returning penniless to England, he lived in a trolley bus and on a Dutch sailing barge before settling on a five-acre smallholding in Suffolk to lead a self-sufficient life. He continued this lifestyle with his companion Angela Ashe on the banks of the River Barrow in County Wexford, Ireland. The two had built up the smallholding from scratch over 19 years. In his last years John, Angela and William Sutherland had been running courses in self-sufficiency from their home at Killowen, New Ross. The courses were taken by students from all over the world, who come to Killowen to learn about his lifestyle and philosophies at first hand.
He was the author of over 40 books, including the best-selling The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency, and he had made numerous films and radio programmes. Most of his later writing and public campaigning had been devoted to country matters, self-sufficiency and the environment.
In the last 18 months, he was back on his beloved Pembrokeshire farm with his daughter Ann, telling stories to his grandchildren and writing rhyming poetry, with an acerbic wit that was his last weapon against what he saw as our destructive era.
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