The world’s leading resource on biointensive, sustainable, high-yield organic gardening is thoroughly updated throughout, with new sections on using How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition has 36 ratings and 5 reviews. Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine by John Jeavons (Feb 7 . How to grow more vegetables has 61 ratings and 15 reviews. Montana said: I found this book too dense for my needs, and overflowing with unnecessary philo.. .
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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — How to grow more vegetables by John Jeavons. How to grow more vegetables by John Jeavons. Updated with the latest biointensive tips and techniques, this is an essential reference for gardeners of all skill levels seeking to grow some or all of their own food.
Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about How to grow more vegetablesplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about How to grow more vegetables. Lists with This Book. May 17, Montana rated it it was ok. The original release was in the ’70s.
I attribute most of what I find overwhelming about this book to the fact that books of that era fulfilled a different purpose than books do today. If you’re looking for a direct step-by-step, this is not it. Mar 10, Sally rated it really liked it Shelves: I want to really like this book because I like the idea of gardening its built on, and its got lots of rigorous info based on an experimental gardening, and it gives me hope that one day I will be able to harvest some vegetables, but then it starts talking about planting by the phases of the moon because tides, or using crystal patterns to decide what to plant where, and I go????
Feb 11, Amanda rated it liked it. The system is complicated. Depending on your soil, you may need to begin with one of four double-digging processes Initial, Ongoing, Complete Texturizing, or U-Bar. Tests are then taken and amendments chosen and incorporated to form a bed that is flat-topped but not contained, so that the edges are rounded shoulders these are planted into at the same rate as the top.
These crops are then planted in triangular or hexagonal patterns at a distance that will allow their leaves to just touch when they reach harvest size an extraordinarily detailed and complicated chart spanning the better part of chapter 6 details planting spaces and yields for common vegetable, fruit, and cereal crops. Certain watering techniques must be used. Gardening by the moon is also mentioned, though they do concede that it is controversial. Complicated though it may be and I don’t think I did it justicemost of the reasoning is quite sound and based on old, proven systems used by terracing farmers and farmers in difficult growing areas worldwide for centuries.
The spacing element in particular fascinates me, and I will be experimenting with it. If you happen by this book at the library I would advise you to check it out. It’s not an easy read but you can pick and choose parts of the overall method to incorporate into your own.
How to grow more vegetables
If nothing else, you’ll boggle at the astounding 68 page long bibliography of recommended reading. This review was excerpted from a post on my blog. You can read the whole thing here. Apr 12, Christy rated it really liked it. I learned a lot about preparing the soil, transplanting, etc. Neat though and great food for thought. Sep 01, Lynndell rated jeeavons really liked it.
Aug 19, Ted Gurley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Essential Gardening reference book.
How to Grow More Vegetables, Ninth Edition
Feb 27, Natasja rated it really liked it. Sep 17, Esther Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 02, Paula rated it liked it. If you are interested in maximizing the yield from your vegetable garden in the smallest possible space, then this is the book for you.
The author outlines the tools and procedures that his team of scientists has developed at California’s Santa Cruz University to help farmers in third world countries grow high yield sustainable organic gardens to feed their families.
The method involves careful soil preparation, production and use of organic compost, planting of the vegetables in close proximity If you are interested in maximizing the yield from your vegetable garden in the smallest possible space, then this is the book for you.
The method involves careful vegeetables preparation, production and use of organic compost, planting of the vegetables in close proximity to one another, and gentle watering that reduces erosion. All of these are outlined extensively in the book. This is not the usual colorful photograph filled eye candy that constitutes most gardening books.
This is large on science and illustrated with only a few sketches. Jan 27, Justin jjeavons it liked it Shelves: I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest vegetablles.
As a background, I have been gardening for roughly 5 years and consider myself a beginner even though I’ve read dozens of gardening books.
Perhaps I’m better qualified as intermediate, but the gap between me and someone like Will Bonsall is so huge that I consider myself a beginner and one who still has plenty of systems knowledge to pick up.
Despite the fact that I have much to learn, I did not find much in this book that jumped ou I received grwo book, for free, in exchange for an honest review. Despite the fact that I have much to learn, I did not find much in this book that jumped yrow at me as something I’d like to implement.
That might be due to the book’s organization, the verbose nature of the writing, or my tendency to get antsy and skip around. Mar 26, Brett Anderson rated it it was amazing. Great book for those with interests in annual gardening. Very useful “master tables” that include info on spacing, time until harvest, yield estimates, nutrition estimates, and more separate tables cover annual vegetables, calorie crops, biomass crops, and perennial crops.
Some of the techniques can be labor intensive transplanting bunching onions started according to the spacing in this book mmore quite the eye opener but most importantly it got me out there experimenting with new methods. Nov 19, Monica Willyard rated it it was amazing. This book is one of those rare ones that inspires you to do something, to take action. It gives vision as well as step-by-step instructions for starting or expanding an organic garden.
The ideas here use a minimum of equipment jeaovns allow people to start without spending a lot of money. This is a resource every person who does sustainable gardening should have on their bookshelf. The growth charts alone are worth the cost of the book.
Sep 02, Jesse rated it really liked it. An interesting vvegetables, with some intriguing, non-standard ideas about gardening.
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It is kind of weird how cultish the book is. And you can tell that the guy who invented this method is revered as a living god by his followers. But if you can get over that, the book is obviously the result of years and years of research, and really useful. Oct 31, Carol rated it it was ok. I dunno, too many lists, info a bit vague. I wanted biointensive strategies and all I got was references to various pamphlets.
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Nov 16, Tom Lindsey rated it liked it. I have not tried the methods in the book. They seem like too much work to me. I would rather do Sepp Holzer’s methods as explained in Desert or Paradise. Seems easier and fruitful and restorative.
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