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.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Foreword by Alice Waters
Preface: Ecology Action and the Common Ground Project by The Ecology Action Staff
Introduction: Building Soil, Building the Future
1: Deep Soil Creation and Maintenance
2: Sustainability
3: The Use of Compost and Soil Fertility 2 + 1 [Low Input]
4: Fertilization
5: Open-Pollinated Seeds, Seed Propagation, Close Spacing, and Seed Saving
6: Companion Planting
7: An Interrelated Food-Raising System: Creating and Caring for A Balanced Natural Ecosystem With Insect Life 8: Master Charts and Planning
9: Sample Garden Plans
Appendix 1: Tools
Appendix 2: The Efficacy of the Grow Biointensive Method in Increasing Sustainable Yields and Building Soils Appendix 3: Ecology Action Publications
Appendix 4: Organizations
Appendix 5: Memberships and Ordering
Index
About the Author

About the Author

JOHN JEAVONS is the director of Ecology Action, an environmental research and education organization that has been working to revolutionize small-scale food production through biointensive growing around the world since 1972. To learn more, visit growbiointensive.org.

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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, author, Slow Food crusader, and founder of Chez Panisse

"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

"A masterpiece."
-Alan Chadwick, master horticulturist

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