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Whats the difference?

Post: #11459 Tigerhair
Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:07 pm

I have a copy of the complete book of self-sufficiency by John Seymour (1996). Should I get a copy of the updated version:

New Complete Self-sufficiency: The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers (2003)?

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Post: #11553 Andy Hamilton
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:48 pm

I have the 197something version and the updated version, only a few differences the new one does mention allotments and urban gardens, the one acre and 5 acre plot. The foods from the wild section is bigger it has mushrooms in it.

I find that although this is a good book I rarely reference from it as I have bough many other books that relate to just one thing that I want to know. It is well worth a hunt around charity shops for realted books before forking out for a new one. In fact I think that for the £20 cover price you probally equip yourself with many more far more useful books.
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Post: #11557 Tigerhair
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:05 pm

Thanks Andy :)
I don't really reference from it but I have learnt stuff, and it's a kinda dreamy, bed-time reading thing for me. I think I'll stick to the copy I have for the mo then.
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Post: #11735 Wombat
Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:54 am

Me too tigz, me too!

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Post: #14423 albert onglebod
Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:07 pm

I've got the newer version of this and the 1978 Self sufficient Gardener.
I prefer the 1978 book.The new book is more a small farmers book with lots about livestock and not such good detail concerning the vegetable and fruit section.
I think The Self sufficient gardener might be a different book to the older one you are referring to.I know what you mean about the dreamy bed time reading though.I do love the pictures of the garden through the year.


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