"How to Store Your Garden Produce - The Key to Self-Sufficiency" is the modern guide to storing and preserving your garden produce, enabling you to eat home-grown goodness all year round. The easy to use reference section provides applicable storage and preservation techniques for the majority of plant produce grown commonly in gardens and allotments. Why is storing your garden produce the key to self-sufficiency? Because with less than an acre of garden you can grow enough produce to feed a family of four for a year, but as much of the produce will ripen simultaneously in the summer, without proper storage most of it will go to waste and you'll be off to the supermarket again.Learn simple and enjoyable techniques for storing your produce and embrace the wonderful world of self-sufficiency. In the A-Z list of produce, each entry includes recommended varieties, suggested methods of storage and a number of recipes. Everything from how to make your own cider and pickled gerkhins to how to string onions and dry your own apple rings.
"A veritable Tardis of tips on how to preserve the harvest glut. A perfect present." 'Every serious organic gardener should have a copy' Organic Gardening. 'Very practical - a great gift for any gardener' Centre for Alternative Technology.
"Piers Warren grows all manner of fruit and vegetables in his garden and greenhouse. As well as being an author of several books and many magazine articles, he also teaches wildlife film-making. He is very experienced in running a smallholding and is keen to promote organic principles, sustainability and green thinking. He lives near Norwich.
Introduction. The Methods: General guidelines; Basic storage; Clamping; Freezing; Drying; Vacuum-packing; Salting; Bottling; Pickles and chutneys; Relishes, ketchups and sauces; Jams and jellies; Fruit butters and cheeses; Fermenting. The Produce: Apples; Artichokes (Globe); Artichokes (Jerusalem); Asparagus; Aubergines; Beans - Broad; Beans - French; Beans - Runner; Beetroot; Blackberries; Black currants, Red and White Currants, Jostaberries and Chokeberries; Broccoli and Calabrese; Brussels Sprouts; Cabbages; Carrots; Cauliflowers; Celeriac; Celery; Chard; Cherries; Chicory; Cucumbers; Endive; Fennel; Figs; Garlic; Gooseberries; Grapes; Herbs; Horseradish; Kale; Kohlrabi; Leeks; Lettuces; Medlars; Melons; Mulberries; Mushrooms; Nuts; Okra; Onions; Parsnips; Peaches, Apricots and Nectarines; Pears; Peas; Peppers (Capsicum and Chilli); Plums, Damsons and Greengages; Potatoes; Quinces; Radishes; Raspberries, Loganberries, Tayberries and Boysenberries; Rhubarb; Salsify and Scorzonera; Spinach; Squashes - Summer; Squashes - Winter; Strawberries; Swedes; Sweetcorn (Maize); Tomatoes; Turnips. Index.