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    A clear and concise guidebook for growing a wide range of vegetables, both outdoors and with protection.
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    Crop by crop guidelines to help you save seed for yourself.
  • For beginner and intermediate beekeepers.
  • This new edition of the best-selling Craft Cider Making is fully revised and updated. Packed with essential advice and information, it gives step-by-step instruction for small scale cider making. It retains the best of traditional practice but also draws on modern understanding of orcharding and fermentation science. Written by an award-winning cider maker, it guides beginners into the rewarding world of cider making and helps those with more experience expand their skills to enjoy the craft more fully.
  • Richard Mabey's masterpiece in a backpack size, A guide to over 100 edible plants, berries, mushrooms, seaweed and shellfish, all beautifully illustrated.  Advice on when to gather, what to pick and how to cook it.
  • For anyone who wants to grow a wide range of vegetables and fruit in a polytunnel or unheated greenhouse.
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    This revised and updated edition of Gaia's Garden features a new chapter on urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have very limited growing space. Whatever size garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. Best of all, once it’s established, an ecological garden will reduce or eliminate most of the backbreaking work that’s needed to maintain the typical lawn and garden.
  • This ground-breaking book shows how easy it is for seniors to carry on gardening, into and way beyond retirement. It looks at different kinds of homes and the gardens they provide, assessing the location, local climate and soil type and evaluating problems such as arthritis and loss of balance. The book also outlines the importance of taking care of your body, summarising the safety issues, what to wear, warm-up exercises and equipment to make the garden easy to access for unsteady feet or wheelchairs. Included is a directory that profiles the many planting choices available, each with a difficulty rating and a hardiness category. Gardening for Seniors is packed with projects, garden plans and step-by-step sequences. It will appeal to active gardeners in their early retirement through to those with more limited abilities, showing how, by adapting garden activities and the tools employed, the joy of gardening will remain undiminished.
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    The ideal guide for anyone wanting to start beekeeping and a revered reference book for experienced beekeepers. Information on all you need to know, including how to avoid swarms, plan requeening, or provide the colony with winter stores. Key information on Varroa and illustrated throughout.
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    Mushrooms

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    A comprehensive guide with over 1,250 detailed photographs of mushrooms and other fungi.
  • In this unique book Aranya leads you through the design process from beginning to end, using clear explanations, flowcharts and diagrams.
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    An authoritative guide to making your own body, skin and hair care preparations, complete with a glossary of commercial and natural cosmetic ingredients.
  • This is a paper written by Clare O'Grady Walshe on how imposing new legislation, in Ireland and overseas, is placing our food sovereignty and security in danger.
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    Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life — not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial substances, many of them toxic to humans as well as other forms of life. But there is an alternative to this vicious circle: to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web — the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms whose interactions create a nurturing environment for plants. By eschewing jargon and overly technical language, the authors make the benefits of cultivating the soil food web available to a wide audience, from devotees of organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants without resorting to chemicals.
  • Widely acclaimed as the gold standard for anyone that is interested in growing apple trees wisely and naturally. This is the new and expanded edition covering topics such as growing apples for your local region, orchard maintenance and harvesting.
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  • A really well-organised, approachable yet through guide to sourcing, planting and caring for fruit trees. It's a must for anyone considering anything from a couple of trees to an orchard.
  • Designs to nurture our land and ourselves.
  • A handy guide to natural remedies from your garden and store-cupboard for complaints ranging from coughs and colds to aches and pains that allows you to save money and avoid taking mass-produced chemicals on a regular basis. Fiann gives simple step-by-step instructions to make straightforward salves and ointments, teas, rinses and syrups that will fill the first-aid cupboard, as well as identifying plants that can be used straight away with no preparation required. Fiann's singular knowledge of the properties and uses of herbs, fruit and flowers from the garden makes fascinating reading, as well as having extensive practical applications.
  • A practical guide to what to grow in your polytunnel all year round.  Contains a handy month by month guide which tells you what to sow each month as well as listing the jobs to attend to.  Also has a growing calendar section for fruits and vegetables you might like to grow in your tunnel, as well as a section on common pests and diseases.  A great resource for beginner gardeners and experienced gardeners alike.
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