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Save yourself from more than half of the trouble most beginning and advanced homesteaders have to deal with. 

Homestead gardening has exploded over the last few years. One in three US households now gardens to provide food for their families. 

There are a variety of reasons why people are getting into gardening in such numbers. At the top of the list is that you can ensure the quality and nutrition of their fruits and vegetables. You also maintain control over where and how they’re produced so they know they’re safe. 

Additionally, homestead gardening can save you a lot of money. Did you know that for the required purchases to garden, the average grower experiences a return of investment of over 700%? 

Homesteaders also report a psychological satisfaction that comes from working the land to provide for their own food.

If you have a garden or are considering one, now is the perfect time to start or take it to the next level. Optimizing your efforts provides superb results that no grocery store could ever compete with. 

It’s also the start of a self-reliant lifestyle because once you get proficient in gardening for food, it has real economic benefits both meeting actual needs and saving money. 

Are you wondering if this kind of gardening will work in your backyard? 

The answer is 100% yes, it will work, because there are plants and gardening techniques that work for all sorts of living situations. 

All you need is a basic understanding of particular plants and their needs to make sure you can live a self-sufficient life as a homesteader.

In The Backyard Homestead Manual, you'll discover: 

  • A gardener’s framework for effective planning to ensure your harvest is sufficient 
  • Different garden bed options to accommodate your available space 
  • Straightforward ways to improve the quality of your soil 
  • Specialty fruits and vegetables that grow in tricky environments 
  • Six easy ways to ensure you eat well throughout the winter 
  • Three things you can't overlook if you want your plants to reliably grow 
  • New strategies for getting rid of weeds that minimize your required time and effort

And much more.

No matter if you are new to homesteading or you are an established farmer, The Backyard Homestead Manual meets you wherever you are in your gardening process and helps you to overcome the challenges you are facing right now. 

Some people are resistant to starting gardening or increasing its scope because of the time commitment. While there are things you need to do on a regular basis, the reality is that when you get a solid system in place, most of the chores can be done quickly and effectively so you can get on with other parts of your day. 

If you want to increase your homesteading skills and see the results in your garden, scroll up and click the add to cart button.

©2019 Chase Bourn (P)2019 Chase Bourn

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  • Chris McLaughlin
  • 07-03-2021

Lacks substantive information

I found this book more of a general introduction to gardening, for someone who had literally never heard of the concept of a garden or a farm. There was absolutely zero useful information. It was so superficial as to be pointless. Do not recommend.

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  • David T. Laverriere
  • 22-03-2020

I highly recommend this audiobook

This book even gives advice on livestock, from picking the animal, building the cages, caring for it, and eventually butchering it. Just a very thorough, great, book.

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  • Andr
  • 11-02-2021

Wasn't bad

The voice isn't that bad at all. This is a really good book. Very informative

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  • Lena B. Hughes
  • 23-03-2020

I'm so glad that I listen this book

My husband and I both have enjoyed listening and discussing the contents of the book, while planning our next steps. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to produce more of their own food.

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  • Annie M. Williams
  • 23-03-2020

I am extremely happy to listen to this book.

I think it's a good resource and anyone hoping to garden in a small space would benefit from the book. Hope this helps!

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  • Janice J. Leday
  • 23-03-2020

Wonderful audio book

The idea of having so much food in such a small space is so grand that it makes the book worth having, even if it's to just dream a little. It's hard work to pack so much into a small space but for many that's all you've got.

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  • Angela R. Masters
  • 23-03-2020

An excellent book for beginners!

Great for beginners. Well organized. Easy to understand. A lot of streamlined information. A staple for any garden library.

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  • Carl S. Perkins
  • 23-03-2020

This books is interesting

This books is interesting and informative and a wonderful addition to my home library. It's hard work to pack so much into a small space but for many that's all you've got.

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  • James L. Moore
  • 23-03-2020

Great Information

I LOVE this book. It’s great as a reference, for ideas, and just general information.

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  • Jordan M. Harris
  • 23-03-2020

Excellent

I love this book it helped me plan my garden! Wonderful tips and info on seeds and timing and watering and feeding.

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  • laura
  • 27-09-2020

ok but very short

includes information you could quite easily search for without much effort. it really is aimed at a entry level of someone whose not even grown vegetables before.

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  • Abbie Field
  • 19-03-2020

Great book

Great book, lots of informative information for someone that is looking to be a homesteader of just be self-sufficient. If you are looking for a all in one book that will give you all the knowledge you need to homestead there is no such thing, but this book will get you started in the right direction.

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  • Jude Martin
  • 19-03-2020

This book is both helpful and informative

This book is both helpful and informative, yet easy to listen. The content is well divided so that can go straight to what interests you.

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  • Alexander Walters
  • 19-03-2020

Favorite book

The book will help the listener make important decisions and consider factors they may not have otherwise known about, until it was too late. I would recommend this book as a great place to start...and let it inspire you.

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  • Callum Mahmood
  • 19-03-2020

This is the best book to start with

This is the best book to start with. Gives you great perspective and lots of info. Must have on your bookshelf

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  • Jack Foster
  • 18-03-2020

Useful book!!

Easy and Fun to listen-Lots of good ideas -Outlines how a beginner can get into Urban Homesteading without getting overwhelmed

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  • Alfie Johnson
  • 18-03-2020

This audio book is really awesome!

This book takes an intimidating (large) subject and makes it seem achievable and fun. The organization of the book is logical. The drawings are excellent and very helpful.

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  • Logan Hart
  • 18-03-2020

Great book tons to learn

This book is AMAZING it has everything in it !! There is so much information, good information, helpful information. Buy this book if you want to start living off of your yard. It even tells you how to make beer and wine out of the stuff you grow. Best book I have read in a really long time.

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  • Hollie Clements
  • 18-03-2020

I think this is a great listen

I think this is a great listen for someone like me who doesn't know much about simple things to help preserve food (canning) and good information on how to start backyard gardening. The illustrations are great so you don't have to surf the internet to figure out what half the things are or what they look like, mentioned in the book

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  • Sofia Mistry
  • 18-03-2020

Clear and informative

It's a great resource to get you thinking and planning for what you'd like to see happen on your homestead.

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