Growing Self-Sufficiency
How to enjoy the satisfaction and fulfilment of producing your own fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat

By Sally Nex

Growing Self-Sufficiency
Paperback, 240 pages £17.99
Published: 7th September 2017
ISBN: 9780857843173
Format: 255mm x 205mm

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Published: 7th September 2017
ISBN: 9780857843180
PDF, 192 pages
Published: 7th September 2017
ISBN: 9780857843197
Published: 1st September 2017
ISBN: 9780857843203

Growing Self-Sufficiency is a practical and inspirational guide for both the beginner and the experienced gardener. It explains how you can enjoy the satisfaction and pride of providing food for yourself and your family, whether you have just a small balcony or back yard, a large garden, or a homestead or smallholding. Learn how to: • Enjoy fresh and tasty vegetables in season • Grow delicious fruit for eating all year round • Produce your own chicken, eggs and lamb, guaranteed free from harmful chemicals and additives • Preserve your produce – from freezing and drying to making jams, chutneys and pickles • Make your own drinks: juices, cordials, cider, wine and liqueurs • Grow medicinal herbs and make your own herbal remedies • Provide more food from your plot than you ever thought possible! •


PART ONE: Sowing the seed

Chapter 1: Grow the easy hits    

Chapter 2: Start a three-pot veg plot    

Chapter 3: Make a herb garden  

Chapter 4: Plant a mini orchard

Chapter 5: Eat with the seasons 

Chapter 6: The good growing guide

PART TWO: Digging deeper

Chapter 7: Find more space  

Chapter 8: Save your own seed   

Chapter 9: Preserve your produce

Chapter 10: Grow your own drinks  

Chapter 11: The backyard medicine cabinet 

Chapter 12:  The home-grown garden shed  

Chapter 13: Supply your own eggs and meat   



“ There can be no better person than Sally Nex to help growers take the next step towards self-sufficiency … She writes with a clarity, enthusiasm and humour that pulls the reader along with her. If you weren’t thinking of upping your vegetable-growing game before picking
up this book, you soon will be.”

- Lia Leendertz, award-winning garden and food writer for "The Guardian"

“ For anyone with an interest in gardening and self-sufficiency wanting to make the first step. Easy to read, the book is full of practical information.”

- Anne-Marie Owens, head gardener at the world-famous Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

“ Producing your own food is empowering, and Growing Self-Sufficiency sums up the notion of ‘practical self-sufficiency’ and the independence it provides.”

- Paul Melnyczuk, Editor, Home Farmer magazine

"Growing Self Sufficiency by Sally Nex is an ideal present for anyone thinking about growing their own fruit and vegetables...  Sally is enthusiastic and motivating through each chapter, and she knows what she's talking about, moving on from a tiny handkerchief London garden to keeping chickens and sheep and acres of land. An enjoyable read, and I've picked up some useful tips. This book could be the springboard for someone to dive into a life of self sufficiency!"

- Bridget Blair, BBC journalist and broadcaster

"These pages are rich in personal experience and enthusiasm"

- Guy Barter, RHS Chief Horticulturist The Garden

Sally Nex

Sally Nex has been feeding her family with home-grown fruit, vegetables and preserves for the last 20 years or so, as well as eggs from a motley gaggle of hens and more recently, lamb from her small flock of rare-breed sheep.

It all started with a few beans in a concrete handkerchief of city garden in London, but an allotment, job change, house move and several rented fields later, it's probably true to say the 'hobby' is well out of hand.

In 2006 she left 15 years as a journalist on BBC radio, television and World Service to devote her time to horticulture. She is qualified in horticulture to RHS Level 3, and has a planting design diploma from Capel Manor College. Sally now writes, teaches and gives talks about veg growing and self-sufficiency all over the country and is a regular writer and columnist for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, the RHS journal The Garden, Grow Your Own,  and The Guardian.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 240 pages
ISBN: 9780857843173
Format: 255mm x 205mm

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780857843180
Format: EPUB

Binding: Electronic book text, 192 pages
ISBN: 9780857843197
Format: PDF

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780857843203
Format: MobiPocket

BISAC Code:  GAR000000, GAR005000, GAR025000
Imprint: Green Books

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