Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average familyas food on just a quarter acreaand 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 everything 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.Boiling water canners are pretty much maintenance free. ... Pressure canners, on the other hand, require some minimal maintenance. ... Foods to be canned are packed into hot glass jars using either the fresh-pack or the hot-pack method.
|Author||:||Brett L. Markham|
|Publisher||:||Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2010-04-01|