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Reviews of 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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Author (1): John Jeavons

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: March 2002
Published by: Ten Speed Press
List price: $17.95
ISBN Number: 1580082335

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3 positives
1 neutral
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Neutral pajaritomt On Oct 14, 2007, pajaritomt wrote:

This is my fruit tree Bible. I use it frequently and have lent it to neighbors. Everything you ever wanted to know about fruit trees grown in the US.


On October 14th, 2007, pajaritomt changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:

Added this comment to the wrong book! I meant to added it to the SSE Fruit and Nut Tree listed above. I have never seen this book. Please ignore my comment.
Positive LissyJ On Jun 30, 2006, LissyJ wrote:

I really like how this book talks about organic gardening and how it is very important for your soil.

It has a huge list of books in the back that can help you read more on a particular subject, and he even gives you his favorites.

I am really interested in composting and this book helped me know just how important it is to give back to your soil.

Positive rebecca101 On Dec 27, 2004, rebecca101 wrote:

This book gives instructions for the Biointensive method of gardening, which supposedly allows you to grow all the food a person needs in a very small space, sustainably (including all the material you'll need for creating sufficient compost). Even if your goals are not that ambitious, this is a very informative book for any vegetable gardener. The basic techniques are double digging and adding lots of compost, to create a light, rich, friable soil, and very close spacing of plants to create a "living mulch" -- a microclimate in which plants will excel and weeds will be suppressed. Seeds are also started ahead of time in flats, for maximum use of garden space. I've used these methods on part of my small garden with very good results. The extra work preparing the soil pays off in the end with less weeding to do. This book also has some of the most detailed information about techniques that I have seen in any garden book. For example, a technique of digging is described that minimizes disruption of the soil layers and structure.

Positive CApoppy On Feb 22, 2004, CApoppy wrote:

I have the 1991 edition. Although I gave up double-digging a few years ago, I still use this book every year to space the veggies in my 2-person garden for maximum yield. The charts are invaluable for anyone wishing to grow their own and maximize the yield while minimizing the work, either on a large or a limited scale.

John Jeavons has contributed substantially to research on how an increasing number of people on the planet can feed themselves economically without causing damage to the earth that sustains them.


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