Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Book Friend

Jeavons, John (2002). How to Grow More Vegetables: than You ever Thought Possible on Less Land than You Can Imagine. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press.

Dating back to its beginning in 1972, methods in this manual have withstood a test of time. Chapters include: bed preparation, sustainability, compost, fertilization, seed propagation, making the garden plan, companion planting, a balanced natural backyard ecosystem and insect life. Bibliography is extensive.

I think over time this biodynamic primer is going to become a good and close friend. Admittedly, I do not have the time or energy to focus on every detail at the present moment. But I keep dipping in and out. The section on Seed Propagation is calling me in as I will begin to plant seeds in flats in the next week. The manual includes a recipe for "flat soil" which is what I used last year. Yes, I can do this myself, without the aid of purchased products!


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