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Mini Farming by Brett L Markham self sufficiency on ¼ acre. This American book tells how to start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers things you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-suf?ciency 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. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations. Chapters are;
Overview of intensive agriculture
How mini farming works for you
Raised beds
Soil composition and maintenance
Compost
Plant nutrients in depth
Time and yield
Watering and irrigation
Crop proportions and sizing
Pest and disease control
Seed starting
Selecting and saving seed
Season extension
Fruit trees and vines
Raising chickens for eggs
Raising chickens for meat
The Markham farm chicken plucker
Public domain thresher designs
Preserving the harvest
Selling your produce
Putting it all together

Softcover, 227 pages, 220mm x 280mm, color photos, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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Farming checklist
  1. Broadband for rural NZ is here. Find out more
  2. Get rural insurance from a specialised rural insurer

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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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