Don't like spending money in garden centres? Think you can make it yourself for a fraction of the price or find a cheaper option? Dave Hamilton shows you how. By recycling and reusing materials creatively and making the most of what you have, you can gather all you need to grow your food on a budget. Whether it's building your own shed from scrap, constructing a path out of recycled materials or storing your harvest without a freezer, it's all here. This practical guide: * takes you on a frugal journey through the seasons, from planning your space and setting up a plot to raising, recycling, harvesting and storing your plants * offers money-saving tips every step of the way, and occasional tips on the actual gardening! * is crammed full of satisfying projects, from seed saving and making your own plant feed to building a fence or garden shed * gives step-by-step instructions, with easy-to-follow diagrams. *
Dave Hamilton is the co-founder of the award winning website www.selfsufficientish.com, a website championing small sale and urban self-sufficiency and homesteading.
He co-wrote the critically acclaimed Self Sufficient-ish Bible with his twin brother.
He's a money saving expert, trained gardener, nutritionist and food scientist and writes with real knowledge and humour.
His second book "Grow your food for free" is quickly becoming a cult classic - it effortlessly mixes surreal humour with his years of thrifty gardening knowledge.
Dave lives in the South West of England where he teaches and writes about horticulture and wild food.