It’s 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. Steve Howard said in an e-mail to me that “It takes square foot gardening to the next level, and includes how to calculate how much food to grow.”
That last point is important. I had asked Steve for some guidance during our interview as to how much garden space it might take to feed a family. There are so many variables to consider–soil, climate, space available, etc. Anything that helps you figure out how much to grow for your own situation is invaluable. Do you have any idea how much you can grow on a half acre or less?
A description of the book says in part, “This is an essential reference for gardeners of all skill levels seeking to grow some or all of their own food.” It’s also said to be a classic in the field of sustainable gardening.
It’s further described this way: “Thoroughly revised and updated, with new information on harvesting, rotating crops, composting, and fertilizing, and a vast and varied resources section.” It offers gidance on gardening with less work, watering and money.
As evidence of the years of research represented in this book, it includes numerous diagrams and charts. How to Grow More Vegetables is designed to help feed people in countries around the world. It can surely point the way for you and me.
Get your copy by clicking on the book’s title wherever you see it linked in this post. That takes you to the page where it’s featured, and you can place your order there.
If you have a copy already and want to share thoughts with others, leave a comment below. How has this book helped your survival gardening endeavors?