Author(s): Lolo Houbein
This inspiring book has caused a big buzz overseas. Its secret of success- anyone can start growing their own food in a matter of minutes. There are no fancy photos, no complicated instructions ... just down-to-earth , easy-to-follow ideas for square-metre plots. The author, Lolo Houbein, has a tremendously engaging personal voice and hundreds of wonderful and economical ideas for growing and eating your own food - including recipes you will want to rush off and make immediately. One Magic Square includes- Thirty ideas for food plots. Advice on preparing the essentials - soil, compost and mulch. Chemical-free ways of deterring pests and controlling weeds. Complete organic growing notes on individual vegetables, herbs and fruit trees. Seed-saving and other ways to keep down the food bill. A wealth of delicious recipes from Lolo's family cookbook.
Lolo Houbein was a child in war-torn Holland, where her family survived through the food-growing skills of an uncle. In her twenties she emigrated to Australia. An award-winning novelist, Houbein lives in Adelaide, writing, running organic gardening courses and working in her garden.