Pay Dirt: How To Make $10,000 a Year From Your Backyard Garden

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There's gold to be dug in backyard gardens! But to turn dirt into dough, amateur farmers need some business tips. In the face of rising food prices and food poisoning scares, people want locally grown food, giving small gardeners the chance to turn a profit—a healthy, green (not to mention good-for-you) profit. In this practical, step-by-step guide, you will learn how to:
  • Sell overstock to local restaurants
  • Participate in farmer's markets
  • Grow cut flowers to sell
  • Package your produce attractively
  • Keep honey bees, chickens, and other alternative produce
Packed full of gardening, marketing, and selling tips and tricks, this book shows you how to develop your own small plots of land (less than an acre) into a money-making resource. A good garden is full of greenbacks!
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About the author

John Tullock (Powell, TN) has written thirteen how-to books and illustrated several of them with his photography. His enormously successful Natural Reef Aquariums is now in its fifth printing. The American Horticulture Society named his Growing Hardy Orchids on of the five "Great Garden Books" of 2006. Tullock grew up on his family's farm. During the 1980s, he operated a retail business that farmed five acres organically. After moving back to the city in the late 1990s, he stated selling plants from his suburban garden, eventually operating a mail-order rare-plant nursery until 2003. Now a full-time author and consultant, he works from his home and garden near Knoxville, TN.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Jan 1, 2010
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781440512834
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Language
English
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Genres
Gardening / General
Gardening / Reference
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables is Lawrence D. Hills's ground-breaking book on all aspects of fruit and vegetable growing. It was widely praised on its publication and remains a classic text in the world of organic gardening.

'Its great merit is that one feels that every operation described has been personally carried out by the author and selected as the most satisfactory after due consideration of traditional methods. The treatment of each plant is described from start to finish with sense, relish and humour; there are many fascinating analyses of vitamin and mineral contents and nutritional values, of different vegetables and fruits; and there is excellent advice on picking, harvesting, as well as on cooking ... it is the best practical guide to the subject that has appeared for years, and the author is not concerned with argument or philosophy, only with growing produce well.' Country Life

'There is no better guide to non-chemical gardening than Lawrence D. Hills ... He is exceptionally well read and a good practical gardener into the bargain, not a very common combination, and no doubt because of his wide-ranging knowledge he is more balanced in his views than some advocates of all-organic gardening ... Where I find Mr Hills most stimulating is in his highly personal approach to fruit and vegetable varieties and his recommendations based on such commercially unfashionable criteria as flavour and food value. There is a wealth of information here which would be difficult to find in any other single book.' A. G. L. Hellyer in the Financial Times

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