Gardening Books

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Everything you didn't realise you wanted to know about how to keep backyard chooks. Read more, here.

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Read all about what happens when basil meets tomato, here.

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Everything you never thought you wanted to know about pumpkins!  Read an excerpt, here.

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This is a book about my favourite herbs and favourite herbal products. I wish it could have been twenty times as long (no, make that forty). But that would have made it expensive ...

So this is a compromise. I'm sorry if I've left out your favourites or stopped talking about a subject just as you were getting interested. Hopefully, this book will stimulate you to read more about herbs, plant more herbs, love and be lavish with herbs.

Herbs find their way into every part of our lives here. Their use, their sheer generosity - are my passion. I hope I've communicated just a bit of that to you.

The result of decades of research into who eats what in the garden and orchard, with techniques to control pests without poisoning yourself and other creatures. Note: Summaries of these techniques are in the The Wilderness Garden and The Best of Jackie French; this book is aimed at those who want to know 'why', as well as 'how'.

The House that Jackie Built

This is the story of how Jackie built her own stone house, even though she couldn't hammer in a nail straight. (She still can't). It cost $3000 to lock up stage, about $10,000 in today's terms.

 

If she can do it, almost anyone can.

 

NB: no floor is quite straight, no door frame 90 degrees.  But every piece of wall contains a memory.

Weed control without herbicides. (Yes, of course it can be done.)

Most of us don't have time to tend a garden - nurture it and coax it along. Luckily you don't have to break your back or dedicate your Sunday afternoons to be able to grow most of your own food.  For more about this book, click here.

We’ve had three months at times of gale force bushfire winds, during an eleven month period with only 47 mm of rain... and yet our garden had no watering. And it survived. (Well, most of it, anyhow. I’m not sure I coped quite as well as my trees...)
So how do we do it? 
By designing a gardening system that suits Australian conditions. 

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This book describes home made power, water, sewerage and garbage systems. The fourth will come out in 1995 and is a book of harvests - how to make your own chocolate, mulberry wine, dried potatoes, ginger plums, dehydrated zucchini and the fifth will be a book on building alternatives.

Hopefully with all five books you'll be able to make ANYTHING... if you decide you really want to and if you don't ... well at least you'll have the knowledge for an emergency ... or to fantasise instead. To read more, click here.

To read an excerpt from this book, click here.

To read an excerpt from this book, click here.

To read an excerpt from this book, click here.

To read an excerpt from this book, click here.

© Jackie French