Just how productive can one small vegetable garden be? More productive
than one might think! Colin McCrate and Brad Halm, former CSA growers
and current owners of the Seattle Urban Farm Company, help readers boost
their garden productivity by teaching them how to plan carefully,
maximize production in every bed, get the most out of every plant, scale
up systems to maximize efficiency, and expand the harvest season with
succession planting, intercropping, and season extension.
with chapters devoted to the Five Tenets of a Productive Gardener (Plan
Well to Get the Most from Your Garden; Maximize Production in Each Bed;
Get the Most out of Every Plant; Scale up Tools and Systems for
Efficiency; and Expand and Extend the Harvest), the book contains
interactive tools that home gardeners can use to assist them in
determining how, when, and what to plant; evaluating crop health; and
planning and storing the harvest. For today’s vegetable gardeners who
want to grow as much of their own food as possible, this guide offers
expert advice and strategies for cultivating a garden that supplies what
"Authors Colin McCrate and Brad Halm, founders of Seattle Urban
Farm Company, want to show you how to grow more food in the space you
have—whether that’s a 90-square-foot garden or a half-acre one. They
walk you through planning your garden setup, selecting seed varieties,
making nutrient-rich compost, managing crop rotation, propagating
cuttings, storing seeds and more. This book is a great guide for every
stage of the vegetable-gardening process." —Modern Farmer
1. Expert techniques for boosting the harvest of a small garden.
Authors Colin McCrate and Brad Halm apply the techniques they developed
as managers of a CSA (community-support agriculture) farm to guide
readers in planning, planting, and harvesting a bounty from a home
2. Photographs, charts, and illustrations demonstrate the key principles.
Step-by-step, hands-on instructions and examples from the authors' own
gardens teach gardeners of all levels how they can maximize production
in every bed, get the most out of every plant, and expand the harvest
season with succession planting, intercropping, and season extension.