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  • Published: 15 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780399579189
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 264
  • RRP: $36.00

How To Grow More Vegetables, Ninth Edition


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The world's leading resource on biointensive, sustainable, high-yield organic gardening is thoroughly updated throughout, with new sections on using 12 percent less water and increasing compost power.

Long before it was a trend, How to Grow More Vegetables brought backyard ecosystems to life for the home gardener by demonstrating sustainable growing methods for spectacular organic produce on a small but intensive scale. How to Grow More Vegetables has become the go-to reference for food growers at every level, whether home gardeners dedicated to nurturing backyard edibles with minimal water in maximium harmony with nature's cycles, or a small-scale commercial producer interested in optimizing soil fertility and increasing plant productivity. In the ninth edition, author John Jeavons has revised and updated each chapter, including new sections on using less water and increasing compost power.

  • Pub date: 15 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780399579189
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 264
  • RRP: $36.00

About the Author

John Jeavons

JOHN JEAVONS is a cofounder of the group Ecology Action and the father of the modern biointensive gardening movement. He lives in Willits, California, where he has been growing more vegetables for decades.

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Praise for How To Grow More Vegetables, Ninth Edition

“Praise for How to Grow More Vegetables: "Possibly the most detailed explanation of the intensive gardening method available." --New York Times "John's methods are nothing short of miraculous." --Alice Waters "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...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”


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