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

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

Format:  Paperback,

268 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2006

ISBN-13: 9781580087964

ISBN-10: 1580087965

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For over 30 years, this pioneering work has continued to revolutionize food production around the world. While many people tend to look for big solutions to global concerns such as malnutrition, environmental researcher John Jeavons proves that the answers are often found in our backyards -- that is, in how we grow our food. Written for the individual gardener, "How to Grow More Vegetables" is the bible on Grow Biointensive "RM" mini-farming, a method that produces high yields of food crops in very small spaces while nourishing the soil and reducing the use of chemicals. This newly revised and significantly expanded edition incorporates the latest techniques and methods developed by Jeavons and many others around the world who have adopted this increasingly necessary method of small-scale food production.


Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2006
ISBN-13: 9781580087964
ISBN-10: 1580087965
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 268
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.51 x 0.76 x 10.88

Chapter outline

Forewordp. IV
Preface: Ecology Action and the Common Ground Projectp. V
Introduction: Building Soil, Building the Futurep. XI
Bed Preparationp. 2
Sustainabilityp. 18
Compostp. 32
Fertilizationp. 47
Seed Propagationp. 58
Master Charts and Planningp. 81
Sample Garden Plansp. 131
Companion Plantingp. 152
A Balanced Natural Backyard Ecosystem and Its Insect Lifep. 170
Bibliography and Resourcesp. 179
The Efficacy of the Grow Biointensive Method in Increasing Sustainable Yields and Building Soilsp. 248
Indexp. 263

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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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