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The New Self-Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour

The New Self-Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour

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This revised edition of an old favorite, first published in 1978, explains how to cultivate and preserve all types of fruit, herbs, and vegetables, in addition to instructions on keeping bees and raising chickens.

John Seymour’s classic guide gives you the knowledge and expertise to create your own self-sufficient garden and produce what you need. Whatever the size of your space, discover how to garden organically and maximise your harvest, without the need for radical changes to your lifestyle.

From cultivating vegetables to making cider, keeping chickens to training vines, you’ll garden in tune with the seasons, growing for the year, eating for today and storing for tomorrow.

  • Includes over 600 illustrations, many redrawn for the revised edition
  • Contains information on drying, storing, and preserving fruits and vegetables
  • Explains the “Deep Bed” method, critical to anyone with a tiny urban plot

No specialist knowledge required: just clearly explained principles and practicalities ideal for any gardener.

About the author

John Seymour, the acknowledged founding father of the self-sufficiency movement, was an active campaigner for the countryside and the environment. Students come from around the world to learn about his lifestyle & philosophies at the centre he established in southern Ireland. He died in 2004.

Book details

Hardcover
256 pages
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley
Publication date
April 2008
ISBN-10
1405321334
ISBN-13
9781405321334

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