John and Jerrie do biointensive gardening in most of our garden. We us the book HOW TO GROW MORE
VEGETABLES( AND FRUITS, NUTS, BERRIES, GRAINS, AND OTHER CROPS) THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE ON LESS LAND THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.
BY JOHN JEAVONS.
tells you about the bio-intensive way that you can produce more food for you or your family.
The biointensive method of gardening is how you can get high yields in very small
You may plant this garden in a place
where you have little space or in the country. We have a heavy clay soil. Heavy soils can be improved by adding soil supplements
in the space whee you add a seed or a plant; adding manure or sand to the soil.
IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE biointensive garden method are :
DOUBLE-DUG, RAISED BEDS
The gardener digs 12 inches down and then loosens the soil to a dept of 24 inches. This loose
soil enables plant roots to penetrate easily, allows more air in the soil.
higher yields offered by intensive planting would not be sustainable without a way of maintaining the health and vigor of
the soil. We use kitchen waste, gardening trimmings and other forms of organic matter, when properly composted; it provides
the elements necessary to maintain the biological cycles of life that exist in the home garden.
Research has shown that many plants grow better when near certain other plants.
Green beans and strawberries, for instance, thrive when they are grown together. Some plants are useful in repelling pests,
while others attract benefical insect life.
OPEN-POLLINATED AND HEIRLOOM SEEDS
With the BIOINTENSIVE techniques yields can be obtained with normal
open-pollinated seeds which have been selected over the decades and centuries because of their beneficial characteristics.
In this way a wonderful variety can be grown while the world's genetic diversity is preserved.
LEADING BOOK ON BIOINTENSIVE GARDENING.
HOW TO GROW
(AND FRUITS, NUTS, BERRIES, GRAINS, AND OTHER CROPS)
THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE
LESS LAND THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.
We have used this
book for many years and attended 2 workshops of John Jeavons. This is a classic in the field of sustainable gardening. You
will learn how to produce a beautiful organic garden with minimal watering and care, whether it's a few tomatoes in a tiny
backyard or enough food to feed a family on less than half an acre.
This book tells you how to produce a beautiful organic garden with minimal watering and care, whether it
is a few tomatoes in a tiny backyard or enough food to feed a famiy on less than 1/2 a acre.
This revised and expanded edition contains uupdated gardening charts, and the latest techniques
developed by ECOLOGY ACTION , including sustainable growing practices and optimizing soil fertility using the GROW BIOINTENSIVE,
method of sustainable gardening. It will help your nurture your garden in harmony with nature's cycles, preserving the earth's
nutrients and enriching the soil, and harvesting the most delicious homegrown produce imaginable.
IT IS A
GREAT BOOK TO USE FOR YOUR GARDEN. MARY'S HOMESTEAD RECOMMENDS IT .
WE SUGGEST THAT YOU GET THIS BOOK
AT YOUR LOCAL INTER LIBRARY LOAN OR GOOGLE IT IF YOU WANT TO BUY THE BOOK.
HAPPY GARDENING 2012 !!!