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  • Published: 25 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241641439
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $37.99

The Self-Sufficiency Garden

Feed Your Family and Save Money: THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER




Year-round growing plan to yield six portions of veg per person per day plus batching and preserving recipes

Eat homegrown food all year round and save money on your weekly shop by following a simple plan for self-sufficiency.

Huw Richards and Sam Cooper have spent the past two years planning and trialling their very own self-sufficiency garden in a 10x12.5m plot and now they've worked out the perfect formula. Grow five portions of nutritious veg a day for four people following their month-by-month growing plan, which is realistic and flexible with cost, space, and time in mind.

- Learn about Huw and Sam's self-sufficiency ethos, goals and approaches
- Create your garden and learn how to build all the growing spaces you will need, such as hot beds and polytunnels
- Follow month-by-month planting plans with guidance on key tasks throughout the year
- Discover useful kitchen tips meal prep, storage, and preserving ideas along with base recipes so you can make the most of your crops

Follow Huw and Sam's tried-and-tested methods and save money while enjoying homegrown food all year.

  • Published: 25 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241641439
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $37.99

About the authors

Huw Richards

Huw Richards, who assisted Robert Jones in the writing of this book, is the rugby correspondent of the Financial Times and has co-edited Heart and Soul and More Heart and Soul, two critically acclaimed collections of essays on Welsh rugby heroes.

Praise for The Self-Sufficiency Garden

It's an easy-to-read guide to how a plot the size of a small family garden can provide you with affordable and nourishing fruit and veg, every day of the year.

Countryside (Book of the Month, April 2024)

A really great book if you're thinking about growing an edible garden. Broken down very simply, with some lovely recipes too – good job @huwsgarden @chef.sam.black

Jamie Oliver

The book is just a guide, they say. People can do as little or as much they feel able, and build up over time. If you do not feel up to the book's various DIY projects, which include building hot, raised and hoop beds you could always "call a friend" suggests Richards.

Sharon Smith, The Daily Telegraph

A must-have book that makes self-sufficiency a practical proposition for a wide audience - without the need to sell up and go off grid.

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