HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES: than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine
The world’s leading resource on bio-intensive, sustainable, high-yield organic gardening is thoroughly updated throughout, with new sections on using 12 percent less water and increasing compost power.
Long before it was a trend, How to Grow More Vegetables brought backyard ecosystems to life for the home gardener by demonstrating sustainable growing methods for spectacular organic produce on a small but intensive scale. How to Grow More Vegetables has become the go-to reference for food growers at every level, whether home gardeners dedicated to nurturing backyard edibles with minimal water in maximum harmony with nature’s cycles, or a small-scale commercial producer interested in optimizing soil fertility and increasing plant productivity. In the ninth edition, author John Jeavons has revised and updated each chapter, including new sections on using less water and increasing compost power
About the author:
JOHN JEAVONS is a co-founder of the group Ecology Action and the father of the modern bio-intensive gardening movement. He lives in Willits, California, where he has been growing more vegetables for decades.
Reviews of the customers about the textbook:
- Carol Deppe:
There are two kinds of vegetable gardeners–those who garden in beds of some kind and for whom this is the ultimate foundation book, a must-read, and an essential reference. Then there are those who don’t garden in beds, for whom it’s still a must-read and an essential reference. The full title…actually understates the contents. The book is about how to grow pretty nearly all your food and your garden’s fertilizer on a modest amount of land.
- Terry Leggett:
One of the best books I have read while making up quite a library of books with a view to micro-farming/self-sufficiency. This has loads of useful information, written by a total expert.
- Amy Hall:
This book is a great resource for any who is seeking to be more self-sufficient. It is also great to get into growing your own food at home without breaking the bank in investments. A few simple hand tools, and one initial purchase of amendments if you choose. That is all you need to get started. For us number people this is an amazing resource and have used this system as a part of my overall holistic self-sufficiency approach for years. It is a marvelous way to grow good healthy vegetables and get them on the table and simple enough almost anyone in decent condition can manage it into their schedule.
- Susan Harelson:
I used to own the 8th edition, but either loaned it out or got rid of it in a movie. I decided I wanted it back in my collection mostly because of reminders about the book giving instructions about planting by moon signs.
It is a strange little book, which appears to have been written by the committee. One of the major conceits is that it is possible to grow all of a person’s food requirements on about 4000 square feet of the very specifically prepared ground. The assumption is that quite a few of those calories are coming from homegrown wheat and that we will use the straw from the wheat to build compost piles to improve the soil. The voice is a little strange- I think the book started as pamphlets, which were then compiled. I am not sure who the intended audience is. If you are a very beginning gardener, this might not be your best choice of book.
There are many pages of charts, which make the book worth it to me. The charts have planting spaces, time to maturity, and many other facts about many garden plants. I’m glad I have it back in my library.
I’ve been exposed to many forms of gardening. I’m not a fan of Jevon’s double dig method but the remainder of the text will teach you a great deal about best practices in gardening.
Es un libro que cualquier jardinero deberia leer!