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The Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Edward C. Smith
  

The Vegetable Gardener's Bible

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The Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Edward C. Smith

Here comes a brand new, updated edition of this best-selling book for any keen vegetable grower, demonstrating acclaimed gardener, Ed Smith's, unique system for growing high yield organic vegetables at home. A comprehensive guide to growing your own fruit and vegetables, it is full of practical advice about everything from building raised beds, planning your veg patch to making your own compost. Learn how to make the most of your garden and grow vegetables to feed your family and friends. Smith's easy-to-follow techniques will ensure you get maximum yields for less work. It includes a much expanded plant directory with a focus on specific fruit and vegetables and how to grow them, as well as tips on harvesting and storing techniques.

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The book by my bed is one of the most American gardening tomes ever published, Edward C. Smith 's The Vegetable Gardener 's Bible.

The New York Times Book Review

Smith...clearly explains everything novice and experienced gardeners need to know to grow vegetables and herbs using his system of wide, deep, raised beds.

Library Journal

An abundance of photographs...visually bolster the techniques described, while frequent subheads, sidebars and information-packed photo captions make the layout user-friendly...[Smith's] book is thorough and infused with practical wisdom and a dry Vermont humor that should endear him to readers.

Publishers Weekly

There are 550 color photographs that complement the informative text.

Booklist

Smith gives insight into the gardening world through pictures, sidebars and a thick easy-to-use section on nurturing vegetables with names A-Z...with pictures of Smith's garden to illustrate the conversational text.

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About the Author

Edward C Smith has been growing all of his family's food for more than 40 years using organic techniques. He tends a 1,500 square feet garden at his home in Vermont, USA. As well as writing gardening books including the best-selling, The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, he teaches college courses in garden ecology and lectures on gardening throughout North America.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2011

Author

Edward C. Smith

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Publisher

David & Charles

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables
Specialized gardening methods

ISBN

9781446300558

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