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9780399579189

How to Grow More Vegetables, Ninth Edition (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land with Less Water Than You Can Imagine

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  • ISBN13:

    9780399579189

  • ISBN10:

    0399579184

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-07-25
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
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Summary

The world's leading resource on biointensive, 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.

Author Biography

JOHN JEAVONS is the director of Ecology Action, an environmental research and education organization that has been working to revolutionize small-scale food production through biointensive growing around the world since 1972. To learn more, visit growbiointensive.org.

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Foreword by Alice Waters
Preface: Ecology Action and the Common Ground Project by The Ecology Action Staff
Introduction: Building Soil, Building the Future
1: Deep Soil Creation and Maintenance
2: Sustainability
3: The Use of Compost and Soil Fertility 2 + 1 [Low Input]
4: Fertilization
5: Open-Pollinated Seeds, Seed Propagation, Close Spacing, and Seed Saving
6: Companion Planting
7: An Interrelated Food-Raising System: Creating and Caring for A Balanced Natural Ecosystem With Insect Life 8: Master Charts and Planning
9: Sample Garden Plans
Appendix 1: Tools
Appendix 2: The Efficacy of the Grow Biointensive Method in Increasing Sustainable Yields and Building Soils Appendix 3: Ecology Action Publications
Appendix 4: Organizations
Appendix 5: Memberships and Ordering
Index
About the Author

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