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   Product Description-The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: Discover
      Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American
                        Gardening Regions
 Discover the last W.O.R.D. in vegetable gardening with Ed Smith's amazing gardening system. By integrating four principles --
   Wide beds, Organic methods, Raised beds, and Deep beds -- Smith reinvents vegetable gardening, making it possible for
everyone to have the best, most successful garden ever. By following this complete system you cultivate deep, powerful soil that
   nourishes plants and discourages pests and disease. The result is fewer weeds, healthier plants, and lots of great-tasting
   vegetables. Plus, you'll enjoy gardening as you never have before. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible -- the last W.O.R.D. in
vegetable gardening. Praise for the book:"this book will answer all your questions as well as put you on the path to an abundant
           harvest. As a bonus, anecdotes and stories make this informative book fun to read." - New York Newsday

  Wouldn't it be lovely to have a patch of corn, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and beans just steps from your kitchen door? Would
    you like to learn how to control your zucchini plant? Ed Smith, an experienced vegetable gardener from Vermont, has put
  together this amazingly comprehensive and commonsensical manual, The Vegetable Gardener's Bible. Basically, Ed and his
       family have been growing a wide variety of vegetables for years and he's figured out what works. This book, filled with
step-by-step info and color photos, breaks it all down for you. Ed's system is based on W-O-R-D: Wide rows, Organic methods,
Raised beds, Deep soil. With deep, raised beds, vegetable roots have more room to grow and expand. In traditional narrow-row
 beds, over half the soil is compacted into walkways while a garden with wide, deep, raised beds, plants get to use most of the
 soil. In Ed's plan, growing space gets about three-quarters of the garden plot and only about a quarter is used for the walkway.
Ed teaches you how to create raised beds both in a larger garden or in separate planked beds. One of the most important--and
 most often overlooked--aspects of successful vegetable gardening is crop rotation. Leaving a crop in the same place for years
can deplete nutrients in that area and makes the crop more likely to be attacked by insects. Rotate at least every two years and
your vegetables will be healthier and bug-free. There's also a good section on insect and blight control. Before choosing what to
 grow, go through the last third of the book, where Ed takes a look at the individual growing, harvesting, and best varieties of a
  large number of both common and more exotic vegetables and herbs. Whether you are a putterer or a serious gardener, The
                        Vegetable Gardener's Bible is an excellent resource to have handy. --Dana Van Nest



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Customer Reviews:
296 of 302 people found the following review helpful

Serious gardening......., April 18, 2004 By Dianne Foster "Di" (USA)
  This review is from: The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American
Gardening Regions (Paperback) Ed Smith is a serious gardener. His approach to vegetable growing is best suited to half acre
gardens in the northern areas of the United States. Smith lives and gardens in Vermont and judging by the contents (great
photos as well as text) of his book, THE VEGETABLE GARDENER'S BIBLE, I suggest his gardening effort constitutes
year-round full-time employment for him. I am a dedicated urban gardener, but one with a less than one-eighth (<1/8) acre plot
of land, much of which is covered by a house and driveway. I cannot begin to use most of the material in Smith's book, however,
even for urban gardeners like me, Smith provides much useful information. My experience has shown that vegetable growing in
the city has one advantage over growing vegetables in the hinterland...most of the pests that plague the countryside have not
moved to town...yet! When I grew green beans on a half acre plot in the country, I fought a daily war with bean beatles. I've yet
to see a bean beatle in...


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94 of 94 people found the following review helpful

Excellent Reference, May 31, 2005 By Erika Mitchell (E. Calais, VT USA)
      This review is from: The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American
Gardening Regions (Paperback) This book is a reference manual for vegetable gardeners, particularly those gardening in
northern climates. The book is organized into 3 main parts: From Seed to Harvest (covering planning, preparing beds, starting
seeds, maintaining the garden, and harvesting), The Health Garden (covering soil, compost, and pests), and Vegetables &
Herbs, A-Z (alphabetical guide to individual vegetables). The book is amply illustrated with color photographs and illustrations.
End material includes zone maps, a list of suppliers, a list for further reading, and an index.Smith sums up his approach to
gardening in the acronym "WORD", which signifies Wide rows, Organic methods, Raised beds, and Deep soil. He's come to this
approach after many years of trying many different methods, and found that this method seems to give him the best, most
reliable harvest with the least effort. In this book, he explains the parts of the WORD method in detail. For example, he notes
that he found...



126 of 131 people found the following review helpful

It's a * * WONDER* * book!, July 24, 2004 By Leslie A. Harris "Leslie in Texas" (Midlothian, Tx USA)
   This review is from: The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American
Gardening Regions (Paperback) THANK YOU Mr. Smith for writing this book! I couldn't say enough about how helpful it's been
to me. Wanting to be careful and do things right, since I'm a beginning gardener, this book tells in simple, everyday language
with photos on how to start and keep up a vegetable garden. Here's a list of a few things it covers:* designing your garden*
insect control* soil care* what veges to NOT plant with other veges* diagrams* lots of veges and all the info you could want
about them* herb section* seed companies* other recommended resources* and MORE

				
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