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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 6th Edition
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Contrary to a couple of comments, I didn't find the book at all difficult to understand - quite the opposite. Here, try one great idea on for size:
The roots and leaves of each plant fill a circle. (The book tells you the size of that circle for just about every common garden plant, plus more than a few uncommon ones.) Space your plants so that all the circles are just touching. (You can picture what this looks like by using coins.) That way, each plant has enough room to grow and thrive, while at the same time all their roots and leaves form a "living mulch" that crowds out weeds.
This really works - as I said, I only have to weed twice a season. And how difficult was that to understand? This book is full of great, clearly explained ideas like that, with all the information you need to put them into practice yourself. And someone gave it two stars because it uses *line drawings*? Please.
The reviewer who called it a gardening Bible had it exactly right. If you're thinking of buying a gardening book, do yourself and your garden a great big favor - make it this one.
There is so much information here on composting, conpanion planting, how plants and thier root systems grow and interact, how to make the garden beds, why beds and clumps are better and yield more produce than planting in rows, soil composition, garden implements and more.
There are diagrams for everything you need to know presented in such a way that it's easy to understand and implement. There is so much information here, it would be usefull to a complete beginer like me or an experienced gardner.
The book is an excellent easy-to-read source and guide for the importance of good soil preparation as well as companion planting and planting by phases of the moon.
(By the way, the reviewer that called this book "New Age Crap" was wrong wrong wrong.)
The author takes old concepts (such as planting by lunar cycles) and encourages one to try it. I did, and am very pleased year after year with the results. I think the reviewer (HL - a self-proclaimed "technical specifications reader") who did not care for the style of the book should stick to reading and let us gardeners stick to the dirt!
May all the newbie vegetable gardeners out there be as inspired as I continue to be by this book!
Incidentally, for San Francisco Bay Area readers, the author occasionally teaches in person at Common Ground in Palo Alto (559 College Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 650-493-6072) A wonderful down-to-earth store where one can buy seeds "by the teaspoon" from shelves of seed jars and take informative classes. [...]
I'm not sure I totally agree with all the advice - he's somewhat
anti-manure and recommends transplanting everything twice. It
mentions things like phase of the moon planting, but it's not
dogmatic about these more offbeat ideas. The real value is
the charts for the growing needs, spacing, etc. for every plant
and grain and tree, with suggested layouts and rotations; and
how it targets sustainably suppling real food for people, in
quantities needed to live on, rather than just growing the odd
vegetable for fun.
They are, I believe, in Northern CA so more appropriate for me
in Oregon than many of the Rodale and other east-coast authors.
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Everything you need to know about, from planning a vegetable garden to a larger farm.Published 1 month ago by Sarah
With limited space in my garden, I needed ideas for how to get more veggies and fruits in less space. This is great!Published 20 months ago by D. Phillips
Still reading it, but so far I like it very much. Received several helpful ideas so far. I'll be trying his method.Published 21 months ago by Margaret Carraway
great book. fantastic, detailed step by step for growing food for yourself or family. it does however make references to several of its other publications for further info. Read morePublished on November 3, 2013 by R. Magee
An interesting book and a knowledgeable author, but I have to give it 3 stars. While the book is titled "How to Grow More Vegetables" and sounds general-purpose, a better title... Read morePublished on May 16, 2012 by Amazon Customer