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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 nuFrom 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....

Title : The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields
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ISBN : 9781580080163
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields Reviews

  • Mira
    2018-11-15 00:24

    A good basic reader about bio-diverse sustainable gardens but the authors are math nazis and I found it unhelpful for those of us who don't carry a calculator in our pockets along with various measuring devices, complicated charts and other such things. It's a garden, not quantum physics. That said, for a basic understanding of how to grow more food in a smaller space and how to create a compost garden to enrich the soil, it was good. My one other criticism is that the book encourages tilling which, now we know, isn't really necessary if you use the Japanese method of cardboard, good compost/soil mix and hay on top after planting. One, two, three and there you go. No need to dig. Just prepare the plot a few months before and you're golden. Happy Spring.

  • Justin
    2018-11-16 22:24

    Nothing special

  • Linda
    2018-11-17 20:22

    "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.

  • Naomi
    2018-11-25 22:15

    Would rate it 3 1/2 stars if possible.This book has some really good information but I felt like it was often generalized. It's a short book so the authors tried to include as much info as possible but don't go into a lot of detail. I do like their ideas of compost crops, and description of seed starting and transplanting. Worth reading but I think there are better resources out there.

  • Kayce
    2018-11-21 21:23

    My issue with this book was much more about timing than information. It was just a little more intense than what I can imagine doing right now. In the future when I'm ready to start my own compost pile I'm sure I'll come back to this book for a reference.

  • Sage
    2018-11-26 19:36

    A great intro to Jeavons other book How to Grow More Vegetables.

  • Jill
    2018-11-17 17:38

    It had some good information, but its really complicated and restrictive in the advice given. It would be a much better book if you were just starting out with gardening and didn't already have beds built all over your backyard and overflowing boxes of seeds.

  • Jenn
    2018-11-26 01:14

    Sadly, this simplified book geared towards beginning gardeners was still over my head in many ways. Tons of valuable information in here, so I will need to purchase it for my non-existent garden section of our library as we try our hand at real gardening.

  • Pat Mckay
    2018-12-02 20:24

    I am not a fan of double-digging.

  • Fredrick Danysh
    2018-11-13 00:22

    A guide for gardeners who want to preserve the fertility of their soil without the use of chemical fertilizers. Discusses composting and crop rotation among other ideas.

  • Steph
    2018-11-12 17:29

    This is a great source if you want to become a serious vegetable gardener.

  • Lindsey
    2018-12-09 00:23

    I need time to do this - maybe with a new backyard : )

  • Amber
    2018-12-08 20:16

    A good place to start, condensed info, but not a lot of details. A good companion/quick reference to John Jeavons, 'How to Grow more vegetables" book.

  • Jesse
    2018-12-07 19:17

    Going to try to grow my own food this year to reduce my carbon footprint. I'm starting here with this "engineer's guide to gardening".

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-28 22:41

    This was a great how-to for composting and garden planning. Short and concise, easy to read, covers most common vegetables and introduces cover crops for the winter.

  • Laura Kiesel
    2018-12-08 23:32

    Good all inclusive but not too in depth on starting a sustainable biointensive garden in a small space.

  • claire
    2018-11-20 01:31

    VERY HELPFUL! I'm an intermediate gardener and I found some great tips. It doesn't assume you already know anything so the details are helpful. perfect for a beginner.