Synopses & Reviews
Bestselling author Brett Markhams new handbook gives us the mini farming basics along with in-depth tips on vegetable gardening, fermenting, composting, and self-sufficiency in a handy new format and design. Includes:
Soil management and making your own fertilizer
Crop rotation and cover cropping
Seed starting and timing/planning
Raised beds and pest management
Pvc trellising and planting spacers
Raising chickens, making your own chicken plucker, and butchering
Growing fruit/nut trees and vines
Food preservation (canning and freezing)
Fermenting wine, vinegar and cheese
With the full color photographs that made the original Mini Farming so popular, and step by step drawings, projects, graphs, and tables, youll have everything you need for your new or established mini farm at your fingertips. So dive in a learn how to begin and cultivate your own mini farm on less than a quarter acre.
About the Author
Brett L. Markham is an engineer, third-generation farmer, and polymath. Using the methods explained in his bestselling series Mini Farming, he runs a profitable, Certi?ed Naturally Grown mini farm on less than half an acre. Brett works full time as an engineer for a broadband ISP and farms in his spare time.