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Paperback How to Grow More Vegetables : Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine Book

ISBN: 0898157676

ISBN13: 9780898157673

How to Grow More Vegetables : Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

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A classic in the field of sustainable gardening, HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES shows how to produce a beautiful organic garden with minimal watering and care, whether it's just a few tomatoes in a tiny backyard or enough food to feed a family of four on less than half an acre. Updated with the latest biointensive tips and techniques, this is an essential reference for gardeners of all skill levels seeking to grow some or all of their own food.

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Book Was Great -- Shipping Was Terrible

The book was just what we wanted. HOWEVER, whoever packed the book in the shipping envelope shoved it in and managed to bend back and down the top 20% of the cover and first 6 pages. The book would have been almost "like new" except for the carelessness of the packer. What a disappointment for our initial order with you.

Outstanding Guide to Gardening

I own and have read many books on gardening. John Jeavons has put together THE TEXTBOOK for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. I like the simple illustrations of such basic activities as double digging the garden, composting, and possible layouts of the garden. At the same time, I find the tables of detailed info on each plant an excellent resource for planning my own garden. I guess that some gardeners will feel intimidated by all the info, I sure did at first, and one other reviewer seemed to as well. But I can't imagine passing up this book for that reason!

Concise, Thorough Guide to Gardning for sustinance

This book was loaned to me by a friend who has used it's techniques to produce high-yield growth in his gardens. I have always wanted to have a self sufficent garden, and land for this, but have always thought I would need a number of acres to do this. I am now planning on purchasing a home with one acre and am confident that with the techniques detailed in this book, I will be able to produce good crops for home-grown organic vegetables.There is so much information here on composting, conpanion planting, how plants and thier root systems grow and interact, how to make the garden beds, why beds and clumps are better and yield more produce than planting in rows, soil composition, garden implements and more.There are diagrams for everything you need to know presented in such a way that it's easy to understand and implement. There is so much information here, it would be usefull to a complete beginer like me or an experienced gardner.Happy Planting!

THE difinitive book about sustainable gardening

The book others imitate. The difinitive source of information about sustainable gardening (agriculture on any scale, actually), with understandable diagrams and explanations. The concepts are simple; the work much easier than the old-fashioned "row garden"; the results are more bountiful; your health benefits; the fertility of your soil grows; the environment improves.This will become your bible for planting and growing without chemical fertilizers, insecticides, or weed control.The sustainable methods of producing the food we eat in a small space makes more sense than the wastful techniques perfected and promoted in the last two generations.If you can buy only one book on gardening -- this should be the one.Other resources to consider: "The Backyard Homestead" (Jeavons, et al); "Square Foot Gardening" (Bartholomew) - similar ideas; "Five Acres And Independence" (Kains).Survival is simpler if it has been your way of life.

The best book for starting a vegetable garden. Like a bible.

If you're starting a garden from scratch or know nothing about gardening, this book is a great way to begin. If you're an accomplished gardener and want to learn more about composting, companion planting, and improving sustainability of your garden, this is a wonderful book. I use it and read it over and over again. It's a wealth of information. The bibliography alone is worth the price of the book.

homestead gardener's constant companion for raising food

John Jeavons' handbook guides you through the details of raising high-quality food while improving the health of the soil. This bible of biointensive techniques is homestead-friendly. Whether your garden plot is rural or urban, measured in acres or paces, brand-new or well-established, Jeavons' book works as a reference manual, a planning tool, and a problem-solver. My copy is dirty and dog-eared from years of use. The planting tables and charts are a great resource wherever your garden lives. Havi Hoffman Vegetable Gardens
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