The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields

The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields

by John Jeavons, Carol Cox

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Overview

From the author of our best-selling and widely beloved HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES comes this "quick and dirty" introduction to biointensive gardening that shows it is not only possible but easy to grow astonishing crops of healthful organic vegetables and fruits, while conserving resources and actually helping the soil. A revolutionary approach to feeding ourselves and nurturing the land, this book includes:
- Step-by-step illustrations and instructions that make these techniques simple for even the novice gardener.
- Everything you need to know about planning crops, composting, harvesting, and more.
- Complete resources for seeds, tools, and other garden supplies.Feed a family of four on the bounty of your backyard, or just get more out of your garden with less effort with this wonderful resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580080163
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 02/01/1999
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 441,151
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

JOHN JEAVONS is a cofounder of the group Ecology Action and the father of the modern biointensive gardening movement. He lives in Willits, California, where he has been growing more vegetables for decades.

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The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm an experienced organic grower, but unable to afford the soil supplements I've been using- greensand, kelp meal, cottonseed meal etc. Jeavons not only gives a method of "fertilizing" for pennies, but tells exactly how much seed you'll need and a rough planting calendar. I ran right outside and dug my first bed with several more to come!
WeeziesBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"The Sustainable Vegetable Garden" ia a small, thin and fact packed gardening book that takes you from bed preparation, through a chart to use for the planning of the use of growing seasons, space needed, numbers of seeds per crop, etc. that is important for most crops that one would plan in a home garden. There was information about what plants grow well together and what you need to plant separately. Soil composition and the building of new beds were all covered and in a very concise manner. This book was more than I needed in some ways but offered important information that many of the other books I am reading did not include. It is a good resource for someone who is concerned with the improvement of the soil and maximizing the yields in their gardens.
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