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The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields Paperback – February 1, 1999
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Jeavons and Cox offer a less technical version of Jeavons's best-selling book on biointensive gardening, How To Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine, published over 25 years ago. Written for both the beginner and the experienced gardener, this new book shows how to cultivate 11 commonly grown vegetables, calorie crops (beans), or compost crops in 100-square-foot plots using organic, soil-enriching methods. The authors discuss biointensive gardening theory, preparing garden beds, composting, starting seeds, growing crops, and collecting seeds. They offer detailed instructions and equations showing how to calculate how many seeds to plant to get the necessary seedlings to fill the suggested garden plans and suggest ways to customize garden plots. While the equations are easy to follow, the calculations and numerous charts may intimidate the beginner, who may also need more information on gardening techniques. Recommended especially for experienced gardeners interested in biointensive gardening.ASue O'Brien, Downers Grove P.L., IL
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
More than 25 years ago, Jeavons wrote the best-selling How to Grow More Vegetables, which sold more than 350,000 copies in seven languages. It was a how-to book on high-yield, biologically intensive food-raising techniques. His new book, coauthored by Carol Cox, is a somewhat simpler book written for gardeners trying biointensive gardening for the first time. The focus is on the soil; and a good way to ensure sustainable soil fertility, the authors say, is the biointensive method of growing food. To achieve this, they give instructions and suggestions on what to grow; preparing biointensive beds, compost, and plating; growing compost crops, such as vetch, fava beans, wheat, and rye; and growing "calorie crops" (wheat, oats, dry beans, and corn). The authors make suggestions on companion planting--i.e., which crops to put beside each other for the best results. George Cohen
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My only complaint or "unfulfilled desire" is that this book, as well as most gardening books out there, do not look at the many climates we have in the states. I live in central Florida, which has a sub-tropic (aka Caribbean or SE Asian) type of climate. Our growing season and available "traditional" crops are much different from the rest of the 90% of the US, including southern CA, which has more of a Mediterranean climate. I wish that Mr Jeavons would create a publication that dives into the many climate regions that the US has and the challenges and benefits of each region.
All-in-all...a quality publication that is a useful for starting point for beginners and a good reference or checkpoint for veterans.