Bible - 2nd Edition
Soft Cover, 352
By: Edward C. Smith
invaluable resource for home food gardeners!
Smith's W-O-R-D system has helped countless gardeners grow an abundance of
vegetables and herbs. And those tomatoes and zucchini and basil and cucumbers
have nourished countless families, neighbors, and friends with delicious, fresh
produce. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is essential reading for locavores in
every corner of North America!
YOU LOVED about the first edition of The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible is still
here: friendly, accessible language; full-color photography; comprehensive
vegetable specific information in the A-to-Z section; ahead-of-its-time
commitment to organic methods; and much more.
Ed Smith is back with a 10th Anniversary Edition for the next generation of
vegetable gardeners. New to this edition is coverage of 15 additional
vegetables, including an expanded section on salad greens and more European and
Asian vegetables. Readers will also find growing information on more fruits and
herbs, new cultivar photographs in many vegetable entries, and a much-requested
section on extending the season into the winter months. No matter how cold the
climate, growers can bring herbs indoors and keep hardy greens alive in cold
frames or hoop houses.
impulse to grow vegetables is even stronger in 2009 than it was in 2000, when
Storey published The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible. The financial and
environmental costs of fossil fuels raise urgent questions: How far should we
be shipping food? What are the health costs of petroleum-based pesticides and
herbicides? Do we have to rely on mega farms that use gasoline-powered machinery
to grow and harvest crops? With every difficult question, more people think, maybe
I should grow a few vegetables of my own.
This book will continue to answer all their vegetable gardening
legendary high-yield gardening method emphasizes wide rows, organic methods,
raised beds, and deep soil. Succeed with fussy plants, try new and unusual
varieties, and learn how to innovatively extend your growing season. With
thorough profiles of hundreds of popular varieties, The Vegetable Gardener’s
Bible provides expert information and an inspiring road map for gardeners of all
skill levels to enjoy abundant homegrown vegetables.