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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Right Way (16 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071602246X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716022466
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Harrison (b.1955) lives in Snowdonia, North Wales on a smallholding with his wife Val and a pride of miniature lions who can be mistaken for moggies. As well as writing, he runs his allotment-garden.org website from his home. They aim to be as self-sufficient as possible, not only growing fruit and vegetables, but making their own butter, cheese and preserves and soon to be raising their own livestock.
His first book, Vegetable Growing Month by Month was a best selling success, closely followed by The Essential Allotment Guide and Low Cost Living which he says should have been titled "Self Sufficiency in the Suburbs"
Easy Jams, Chutneys and Preserves was a collaboration with his wife, Val, and it has become a bestseller because of it's straightforward, honest style. Val not only tells you what to do but also what do when things go wrong. And they do!
His book, Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Growing in Small Spaces was released in March 2010 and was based on their time in a terraced house with just a patch of concrete to grow on.
Following this John and his wife Val released How to Store Your Home Grown Produce, in September 2010. They realised many home growers just didn't know what to do to store their crops. As well as being released in the UK, this book was picked up by Skyhorse in the USA where it's doing very well.
The next book was The Complete Vegetable Grower. This was a departure from John's other works being a hardback, lavishly illustrated in colour with photographs. In effect it's a compendium of his previous growing books with some new material.
His latest book, released 1st September 2011, is Backgarden Chickens & Other Poultry. Written with his daughter, Cara, it aims to give a practical guide to those thinking of keeping poultry. Cara keeps a flock of chickens, ducks and quail in her small terraced house garden near Leeds.
As both John and his daughter Cara are into self-sufficiency the book also covers the economics of keeping poultry at home and raising chickens for the table.
They make no secret of the fact that it is hard to 'do the evil deed' when you raise table birds and admit that the Aylesbury ducks were reprieved and are now beloved pets.
Currently John is writing a book on making your own wine, beer and cider. He's thoroughly enjoying the research and testing phase!
John served on the National Executive of the National Vegetable Society, a charity promoting the cultivation and showing of vegetables until recently and is a fellow of the society.

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About the Author

John Harrison, 'Britain's greatest allotment authority' (Independent on Sunday) has been growing food for his family for over 30 years. He is the author of the bestselling Vegetable Growing Month by Month, The Essential Allotment Guide, Low-Cost Living, and with his wife Val, Easy Jams, Chutneys and Preserves.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By G. Wisden on 30 Nov 2010
Format: Paperback
Another easy to understand book from Mr Harrison. Full of great advice.
Half the battle of growing your own produce is how to store your results.
With Mr Harrison's sound advice, you may never have to take a trip to the
Supermarket for vegetables again!
This book makes an excellent addition to any gardeners bookshelf.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By G.A. Logan on 29 Nov 2010
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John covers all the bases for storing produce. All quantities and methods are covered in easy, logical ways that anyone can use. And best of all, he writes in everyone's language - easy, and the book easily fits into your pocket as you work. It's a very handy gift for new gardening friends.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Wiltshire Bookworm TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Sep 2010
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Once again John and his wife Val have produced a concise, down to earth guide to growing your own. They're problem solving this time, providing a solution to what to do with all that surplus fruit and vegetables, namely how to best store our plenty for the times of little.

A lot of information is packed into this book, just like packing lots of luscious fruit into a jar. Most of the major techniques are covered from the often forgotten clamping method which can be used for root vegetables and potatoes through to the increasingly popular making of jams, chutneys and other preserves. However it just falls short of being a thoroughly comprehensive guide as vacuum packing and the making of cheeses and curds aren't explained. On the plus side, juicing, cider and perry making and what to do with eggs are added to the more usual storage repetoire.

After a brief health and safety message, there's quick general explanation of how foods go off with advice on how to stop it and where to store. Then each of the preserving techniques is covered in depth, accompanied by a few tempting recipes, to give you some practice. After that comes an examination in turn of our commonly grown fruit, vegetables and herbs (and not forgetting those eggs) with advice on the best storage techniques to use for each one.

I particularly like that it's obvious that this guide is borne out of tried and tested experience and is refreshingly honest. Failures are talked about as well as the sucesses. The reason why this book doesn't get the full 5 stars in my opinion is because it is let down by the layout. The text can be a little dense or in large chunks at times, which means that some of the handy tips get rather lost.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Pickard on 29 Nov 2010
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The latest in the series of practical guides for those of us who produce our own food and then wonder what to do with the gluts! After reading the brief introductory chapters, I found the vegetable / fruit / herb index my favourite way into the book. I then referred to the appropriate methods of storage according to my preference.

The pages are easy-clean and the photographs were an added bonus. A good complement to the other books in the series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Am Hill on 29 Nov 2010
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I think this would make a good Christmas present for any gardeners, or would-be gardeners, you know. It's glossier than John and Val's previous books but still great value. There's a little bit of everything, including some chutney recipes and at last a simple explanation of why you blanch things before freezing.
It's clearly written, with a bit of humour, so anyone would enjoy dipping in to it on Boxing Day.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By joyous on 29 Nov 2010
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I have several of John and Vals books (I did have all of them but the dog took a liking to one of them and ate it) and as usual this book is very down to earth and written in such a way that even people like me who are new to this growing malarky can understand. This book has lots of photos and is a really usefull book. Well done John and Val.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By J. Trim on 17 Sep 2010
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I must admit to being a fan of John Harrison & his no nonsense, no frills approach to his books. Saying that I am rather pleased that this latest addition to my library written in collaboration with his wife
Val has some very attractive photo's and more colour than is usual. As a horticultural lecturer I am always on the lookout for entertaining as well as instructional material to recommend to my insatiable students. John and Val cover virtually everything veggie that can be preserved, even including a section on eggs. It is the sort of book that inspires you to start preserving and it is one of those books that will become a handy reference work in the kitchen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. J. Williams on 6 Oct 2010
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What a useful book. Full of information to help me to get the best value from my home grown produce.
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