Grow thrifty veg: how to grow your own food without costing the earth
"I am writing a guide to low cost fruit and vegetable gardening that I would like to see shared as widely as possibly because I think everyone should be able to grow some of their own food without huge expense. Many articles in the media encourage people to save money by growing fruit and vegetables in unrealistically expensive ways. The focus here is on minimal cost and maximum use of existing resources. For instance, making your own compost, building a cold-frame from old bricks, saving seeds, using parts of plants you hadn't considered and lots more. All the growing advice and plant care is in a way that cares for the environment, wildlife and people's expenditure. It is intended to be useful to both new and more experienced gardeners. " Danielle Lowy, Chorlton Plant Swap
Who wants to wait ages for a useful book to be ready? No-one! And there's no need as individual chapters are being made available as soon as they are written! You can start making use of the thrifty growing articles below.
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The hope is to get enough donations to be able to print copies of the booklet to give to lower-income aspiring veg gardeners to make it possiblersmake thrifty veg gardening more accessible. It's ok to read stuff online but for a practical guides, it's nicer to have a paper copy. Booklets will be primarily made available available to people on low income, via food banks and other local organisations working to reduce food poverty in Greater Manchester.
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