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,)


Decades before the terms “eco-friendly” and “sustainable growing” entered the vernacular, How to Grow More Vegetables demonstrated that small-scale, high-yield, all-organic gardening methods could yield bountiful crops over multiple growing cycles using minimal resources in a suburban environment. The concept that John Jeavons and the team at Ecology Action launched more than 40 years ago has been embraced by the mainstream and continues to gather momentum. Today, How to Grow More Vegeta

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  1. Eloise Martindale says:
    172 of 174 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    If you are serious about growing your groceries, this book is for you., February 18, 2012
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    Eloise Martindale (San Jose, CA) –
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    This review is from: 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)
    I am an urban farmer. I use this book as a reference more than any of the more than 25 other books I have on the subject of growing fruit & vegetables. The sheer volume of practical information in this book is amazing. It includes not only how to prepare the soil, but at what temperature specific seeds are able to germinate. This means you don’t have to plant things several times to get a crop, because you just check the soil temperature and you know whether the seeds will germinate or not. It gives you charts that tell you how close together you can plant each vegetable, how much harvest you can get from a 100 sq. ft. bed, how long it takes a particular vegetable to grow to harvest size, how long the harvest period is for a particular crop, and on and on. It makes suggestions on crop rotation, so that you maintain the fertility of your soil and continue to maximize your harvest. It also gives you suggestions about how much of each crop one person would likely eat in a year, so you know how much to plant. The companion planting suggestions are great. I used to have trouble with tomato worms. Now I plant tomatoes with Calendula, Basil & Borage and no more tomato worms. My tomatoes grow 7-8 feet tall and I have gotten 35 lbs of tomatoes off one tomato plant.
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  2. Brenda Sexton says:
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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    Cannot print crop charts from Kindle., November 27, 2015
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    Brenda Sexton (Woodstock, GA United States) –

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    This review is from: 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)
    This book has much useful information. But do NOT buy the Kindle version. You can not print the crop charts from Kindle. The crop charts are probably the best feature of the book. I had to buy the paper book after already purchasing the Kindle. Very annoying. Mr. Jeavons has tried to arrange information that you can laminate and use in the field, but no way to do this with Kindle. Kindle needs to rethink their tight fisted application prohibitions.
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  3. Galvin Jones says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    This is a very bad gardening book, January 24, 2016
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    This is a very bad gardening book. The author recommends double digging which disrupts soil structure and microbe stratification. His recommendation on food types to grow ignores the reason for growing a garden-the joy of raising and consuming food you love. The charts given are helpful. A much better recommendation is the Square Foot Gardening book, which is more practical and straightforward way of beginning small scale gardening.
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