How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition: (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You ... (And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains,) Paperback – February 7, 2012
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—Alice Waters, author, Slow Food crusader, and founder of Chez Panisse restaurant
“Possibly the most detailed explanation of the Biointensive gardening method available.”
—New York Times
“There are two kinds of vegetable gardeners--those who garden in beds of some kind and for whom this is the ultimate foundation book, a must-read, and an essential reference. Then there are those who don't garden in beds, for whom it’s still a must-read and an essential reference. The full title--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--actually understates the contents. The book is about how to grow pretty nearly all your food and your garden’s fertilizer on a modest amount of land.”
—Carol Deppe, author of The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times
About the Author
- Publisher : Ten Speed Press; 8th edition (February 7, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 160774189X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1607741893
- Item Weight : 1.31 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.53 x 0.76 x 10.89 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #712,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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This book is appropriate for anyone wishing to raise more veggies than they currently are, home gardeners through market gardeners.
The data tables showing how many seeds per 100' along with germination rates and times and a host of other stuff are extremely valuable. My only wish is that it gave figures in metric units aswell as imperial.
Top reviews from other countries
This book shows you how to:
Use 67% to 88% less water than conventional agricultural methods.
Use 50% to 100% less purchased (organic, locally available) fertilizer.
Use up to 99% less energy than commercial agriculture, while using a fraction of the resources.
Produce 2 to 6 times more food at intermediate yields, assuming a reasonable level of farmer skill and soil fertility (which increase over time as the method is practiced)
Produce a 100% increase in soil fertility.
Reduce by 50% or more the amount of land required to grow a comparable amount of food. This allows more land to remain in a wild state, preserving ecosystem services and promoting genetic diversity.
Es sind die Erweiterungen, Vorschläge, Anleitungen.
Was mich Begeistert hatt sind die grunf'd Lagen des Buches, Biodynamic / French.
Die Baupläne für einen U- Bar Dining er ist noch nicht Ausgereift.
Vorschlag : Die Trittschwelle durch 10 cm Ø Rohr zu ersetzten. Dei Zinkenform muss angebasst werden, so das man auch Schwere Böden bearbeioten Kann.