by Edward C. Smith
The original 2000 edition of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible remains a standard reference on growing vegetables in all North American climate zones. The popular four-part approach involves using wide rows, organic methods, raised beds and deep soil. This revised edition explains the system in detail, with new listings on 15 additional vegetables, as well as new sections outlining techniques for growing in limited space and for extending the growing season.
A comprehensive organic approach to raising vegetables, it covers starting seeds, preparing the soil, composting, irrigation, controlling pests and weeds, maintaining healthy soil, and more.
A 142-page section lists 70 fruits, vegetables and herbs, complete with detailed growing instructions, covering everything from site selection to harvest. Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 351 pages, 2009.