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Mini Farming is a comprehensive approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on only a quarter acre-and make $8,000 in cash each year while spending less than half the time a regular job would. This book covers all you need to know to get started as a farmer or gardener, including how to acquire and save seeds, start seedlings, establish raised beds, soil fertility methods, composting, dealing with insect and disease concerns, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-sufficiency is the goal, topics like backyard chickens and home canning are discussed, as well as a variety of cost-cutting and high-production approaches.
Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.
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