Grow More Vegetables

(and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops)

by John Jeavons

Ecology Action of the Midpeninsula

TEN SPEED PRESS BERKELEY • TORONTO

Growing Vegetables

on less land than you can imagine

Copyright © 1974, 1979, 1982, 1990, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2002 by Ecology Action of the Midpeninsula, 5798 Ridgewood Road, Willits, CA 95490-9730 www.growbiointensive.org

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Jeavons, John.

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. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1-58008-156-8 1. Vegetable gardening. 2. Organic gardening. I. Title.

SB324.3 .J424 2002 635—dc21

2001006451

Cover design by Larissa Pickens Interior design by Linda Davis, Star Type, based on a design by Brenton Beck, Fifth Street Design Associates Major illustrations by Pedro J. Gonzalez Illustrations on pages 10 through 12 by Ann Miya, based on illustrations by Pedro J. Gonzalez Illustrations on pages vi, vii, 2, 6, 22, 34, 49, 62, 65, 66, 74, 121, 142, and 156 by Susan Stanley

Illustrations on pages 66 (top) and 78 (bottom)

by Sue Ellen Parkinson Other illustrations by Betsy Jeavons Bruneau Copyediting by Shirley Coe

Printed in the United States

Vegetables Grown The GroundBiointensive Planting Design
Drawing of the original Common Ground Garden in Palo Alto, California, provided by Landal Institute, Sausalito, California.
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