The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields

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From the author of our best-selling and widely beloved HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES comes this "quick and dirty" introduction to biointensive gardening that shows it is not only possible but easy to grow astonishing crops of healthful organic vegetables and fruits, while conserving resources and actually helping the soil. A revolutionary approach to feeding ourselves and nurturing the land, this book includes:• Step-by-step illustrations and instructions that make these techniques simple for even the novice ...
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Overview

From the author of our best-selling and widely beloved HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES comes this "quick and dirty" introduction to biointensive gardening that shows it is not only possible but easy to grow astonishing crops of healthful organic vegetables and fruits, while conserving resources and actually helping the soil. A revolutionary approach to feeding ourselves and nurturing the land, this book includes:• Step-by-step illustrations and instructions that make these techniques simple for even the novice gardener.• Everything you need to know about planning crops, composting, harvesting, and more.• Complete resources for seeds, tools, and other garden supplies.Feed a family of four on the bounty of your backyard, or just get more out of your garden with less effort with this wonderful resource.
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Jeavons and Cox offer a less technical version of Jeavons's best-selling book on biointensive gardening, How To Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine, published over 25 years ago. Written for both the beginner and the experienced gardener, this new book shows how to cultivate 11 commonly grown vegetables, calorie crops (beans), or compost crops in 100-square-foot plots using organic, soil-enriching methods. The authors discuss biointensive gardening theory, preparing garden beds, composting, starting seeds, growing crops, and collecting seeds. They offer detailed instructions and equations showing how to calculate how many seeds to plant to get the necessary seedlings to fill the suggested garden plans and suggest ways to customize garden plots. While the equations are easy to follow, the calculations and numerous charts may intimidate the beginner, who may also need more information on gardening techniques. Recommended especially for experienced gardeners interested in biointensive gardening.--Sue O'Brien, Downers Grove P.L., IL Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580080163
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 391,664
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN JEAVONS is a cofounder of the group Ecology Action and the father of the modern biointensive gardening movement. He lives in Willits, California, where he has been growing more vegetables for decades.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2003

    No Veggie Gardener Can Be Without It!

    I'm an experienced organic grower, but unable to afford the soil supplements I've been using- greensand, kelp meal, cottonseed meal etc. Jeavons not only gives a method of "fertilizing" for pennies, but tells exactly how much seed you'll need and a rough planting calendar. I ran right outside and dug my first bed with several more to come!

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