The Vegetable Gardener's Bible

The Vegetable Gardener's Bible

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by Edward C. Smith
     
 

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In this authoritative guide, Ed Smith shows you how to grow a thriving and bountiful vegetable garden. Smith’s legendary high-yield gardening method emphasizes wide rows, organic methods, raised beds, and deep soil. Succeed with fussy plants, try new and unusual varieties, and learn how to innovatively extend your growing season. With thorough profiles of

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In this authoritative guide, Ed Smith shows you how to grow a thriving and bountiful vegetable garden. Smith’s legendary high-yield gardening method emphasizes wide rows, organic methods, raised beds, and deep soil. Succeed with fussy plants, try new and unusual varieties, and learn how to innovatively extend your growing season. With thorough profiles of hundreds of popular varieties, The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible provides expert information and an inspiring roadmap for gardeners of all skill levels to enjoy abundant homegrown vegetables.

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In this updated, tenth-anniversary edition of his book, Smith, caretaker of a 1500 sq. ft. garden containing almost 100 varieties of vegetables, clearly explains everything novice and experienced gardeners need to know to grow vegetables and herbs using his system of wide, deep, raised beds. He gives detailed instructions on siting, preparing, and planning a vegetable garden, then goes on to cover choosing plant varieties, starting seed, and growing plants. Smith discusses compost creation, companion planting, crop rotation, succession planting, and ecologically friendly methods of dealing with plant diseases and pests. The final third of the book gives specific cultural information (covering all regions of North America), as well as recommended varieties for many vegetables and herbs. Vivid color photographs completely illustrate gardening techniques and the plants he covers. VERDICT While the text is substantially the same as the 1999 edition, with just some minor rearrangement of topics, Smith includes additional vegetables and herbs and has updated the lists of suggested varieties in this highly recommended, comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to vegetable and herb gardening.—Sue O'Brien, Downers Grove P.L., IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603422369
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
12/02/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
60,095
File size:
52 MB
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Meet the Author

Edward C. Smith is the best-selling author of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible and The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible. For more than 30 years he and his wife, Sylvia, have lived off the grid in Vermont, in a house they built on land they cleared by hand. Together, the grow more than 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in their 2,000 square feet of gardens and containers.

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The Vegetable Gardener's Bible 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
SuzySD More than 1 year ago
love it...wish i had bought the regular book rather than the ebook.
Rebecca Phillips More than 1 year ago
I have read several gardening books and this is by far my favorite. Lots of great, practcal information in a very easy to find format.
waiting4rachel More than 1 year ago
I recently purchased this book from B&N, and found it to be filled with everything an experienced gardener would need, and also a novice. Edward C. Smith the author, has been gardening for 30 years. He has found what works best and what may not, any every area of the gardening experience. He has always been open for new ideas, and thats one of the reasons he has grown into such an extrodinary gardener. I found that the book gives you details on everything you would ever ask and more. It describes what is best for anything that you may be planting...types of soil, seeds, where to plant, plants that grow well together, pests, windy areas, watering, etc... anything you might need to know, I am sure that you will find it in this book. filled with colored pictures to give you visuals on what the book is describing. Its easy to read and understand. A must for any garden enthusiest. In my opinion, this is the first and last book you will need in gardening.
John Garrett More than 1 year ago
Best vegetable gardening book I have ever seen! Well done!
aphilbeck8 More than 1 year ago
Everyone will be blessed with great tasting vegetables if they read and follow this book. I hate weeds, and now I have adapted to the way Stephen C. Smith does his garden. I never knew there were certain vegetables that need each other, that make them taste and flourish better. I am more excited about gardening than ever before. I wish I could show some pics of my garden that I learned from this book. Any gardener needs this book to grow the best vegetables and fruits that they can.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and reference. A must have for any gardener no matter the skill level.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was glad to have received this as a Christmas gift this year. Very practical for all experience levels and garden sizes. Pracical, but not just stuff I already knew. A wonderful gift.
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s2bill More than 1 year ago
A wealth of information however, some ot if is a bit outdated (horse and plow). Well organized and easy to manuever through with Nook. Give it a 4
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