John Harrison - Little, Brown Book Group

John Harrison



John Harrison has been following a frugal lifestyle for over 30 years. A long-term member of Garden Organic, he runs two popular websites which are visited by hundreds of thousands of people each month.

He has been growing vegetables on his own allotment for many years. He uses many organic methods, working with nature rather than against it. He is passionate about the quality of our food and the ecology that supports us all on this planet.

John joined Garden Organic (previously the Henry Doubleday Research Association) in 1976 and is a Fellow of the National Vegetable Society, serving on the National Executive.

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Low-Cost Living 2nd Edition

John Harrison
Authors:
John Harrison

When economic conditions are tough, we all need to watch our spending. John Harrison's simple, tried and tested methods will help you to enjoy a better standard of living while saving money and helping the environment.Discover the benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables, raising chickens, making butter, cheese and bread, and brewing your own beer.Save energy, save on your bills.Harvest food for free and avoid waste.Play the supermarkets at their own game and get the best deals.See how to recycle, re-use, make do and mend.Find out if solar power is right for you and whether wind power makes domestic sense.

Right Way

How to Store Your Home Grown Produce

John Harrison, Val Harrison
Authors:
John Harrison, Val Harrison

It's wonderful to grow your own fruit and vegetables but what do you do when it all ripens at once? How do you cope with the glut which threatens to overwhelm you?Will help all those who grow their own fruit and vegetables to store their produce properly so that it will last for months and feed the family when the garden's bare.Easy and practical advice on how to bottle, dry, freeze and even salt home grown fruit and vegetables.Discover the taste of your delicious homemade jams, chutneys and ketchups.John and Val Harrison reveal just what you can do with that bountiful harvest and share their 30 years' experience of growing fruit and vegetables and you'll never waste another tomato or courgette again.Praise for John Harrison:'Britain's greatest allotment authority'. Indpendent on Sunday.

Right Way

Backgarden Chickens and Other Poultry

John Harrison
Authors:
John Harrison

A practical and indispensable guide which covers all you need to know about keeping poultry in your own back garden.Find out:What housing and basic equipment you need.How to choose and obtain the right poultry for the space you have available.Which are the best breeds of chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and quail for your circumstances.How to help your poultry settle into their new homes.How to feed and care for your poultry.How to breed your ownHow to store eggs and increase production.And even how to cull your birds.

How To Books

The Complete Vegetable Grower

John Harrison
Authors:
John Harrison

Whether you're lucky enough to have your own garden, run an allotment or only have enough room for a few pots and containers, you can successfully grow your own fresh vegetables to feed your family.John Harrison's practical guide gives you all the information you need to prepare the soil and start sowing your seeds.Learn all about:Preparing the vegetable patch.Getting the most from your land.Tackling weeds and pests.Benefiting from greenhouses and polytunnels.Makingyour own compost and organic fertilizers.Successional growing.Saving and sowing your own seed.Includes a month-by-month guide to help you plan your gardening year.The Complete Vegetable Grower contains, in one comprehensive volume, all John's tips and tried-and-tested methods for successful vegetable growing. It includes an indispensable A to Z guide to vegetables, month-by-month advice to help you plan your gardening year, and an easy-to-follow sowing and harvesting chart. And, for the first time, his practical advice is illustrated with hundreds of beautiful colour photos.

Robinson

Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Growing in Small Spaces

John Harrison
Authors:
John Harrison
Right Way

Easy Jams, Chutneys and Preserves

John Harrison, Val Harrison
Authors:
John Harrison, Val Harrison

This book explains all you need to know to make your own delicious jams, jellies, marmalades, fruit butters, fruit cheeses, chutneys and pickles, including details of all the necessary equipment, how to choose the best fruit and vegetables to use, and how to make sure the jam sets properly to produce the best results.In these straitened times, more and more people are keen to save money by making jams, jellies and chutneys from the surplus of their own homegrown fruit and vegetables or from free fruit, such as blackberries, available in nearby hedgerows. Val and John Harrison show how easy it is to collect together the required ingredients and start making your own produce.

Robinson

Vegetable Growing Month-by-Month

John Harrison
Authors:
John Harrison

Whatever the size of your garden or allotment, you can grow your own vegetables. Even if you only have a balcony or a small paved area outside your kitchen, you can grow more than you ever thought possible in pots, containers and raised beds.Experienced vegetable grower John Harrison takes you through the entire vegetable year so that, for all the main vegetables, you'll know exactly when you should sow your seeds, dig your plot and harvest your crops.Choose the most appropriate vegetables for your particular soil and select the right position so that they flourish. Discover how to make your own compost and organic fertilisers, as well as the best methods of controlling pests. Find out how to extend the season by buying or building your own cloches and cold frames.Put an end to worries that your shop-bought vegetables contain chemical residues or to concerns about the air miles such vegetables have flown en route to your table!

Right Way

The Essential Allotment Guide

John Harrison
Authors:
John Harrison

In recent years allotments have grown in popularity with demand far outstripping supply. John Harrison shows how to improve your chances of getting an allotment and move up the waiting list. In this all-encompassing guide, he also advises on clearing an allotment, planning what to grow and how, building compost bins, using raised beds - plus detailed instructions on growing the best vegetables and fruit.Praise for John Harrison's Vegetable Growing Month by Month:"...solid words of advice, written in a way that everyone will understand."Medwyn Williams, Chairman of the National Vegetable Society and member of the Fruit and Vegetable Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Right Way

Low-Cost Living

John Harrison
Authors:
John Harrison

When economic conditions are tough, we all need to watch our spending. John Harrison's simple, tried and tested methods will help you to enjoy a better standard of living while saving money and helping the environment.Discover the benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables, raising chickens, making butter, cheese and bread, and brewing your own beer.Save energy, save on your bills.Harvest food for free and avoid waste.Play the supermarkets at their own game and get the best deals.See how to recycle, re-use, make do and mend.Find out if solar power is right for you and whether wind power makes domestic sense.