The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
Title: The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
Author: Edited by Carleen Madigan
GARDEN VEG BAC
Suggests organic methods for growing plants and raising animals on a small plot of land, explains how to determine the proper times for planting, and provides tips for using and preserving food.
Put your backyard to work! Enjoy fresher, organic, better-tasting food all the time. The solution is as close as your own backyard. Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. The Backyard Homestead shows you how it’s done. And when the harvest is in, you’ll learn how to cook, preserve, cure, brew, or pickle the fruits of your labor.
From a quarter of an acre, you can harvest 1,400 eggs, 50 pounds of wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2,000 pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork, 75 pounds of nuts.