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by ELIOT COLEMAN

eBook The New Organic Grower: Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener download ISBN: 0304340138
Author: ELIOT COLEMAN
Publisher: CASSELL ILLUSTRATED (1990)
Language: English
Pages: 272
ePub: 1823 kb
Fb2: 1295 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Crafts and Home
Subcategory: Gardening and Landscape Design

Every small-scale grower and serious gardener should have a copy.

Every small-scale grower and serious gardener should have a copy. Probably the textbook for aspiring and even established market gardener's, written by one of the masters. Rather than a how to book, it is best read as a methodology on how to find evidence based solutions to particular problems.

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Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The Moveable Feast-how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up. Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.

Eliot Coleman, Organic Farming Pioneer and Author of The Winter Harvest Handbook. Jean-Martin Fortier’s The Market Gardener is the book to have at your hand, on the table while you eat lunch, on your bedside table for the few minutes before sleep

Eliot Coleman, Organic Farming Pioneer and Author of The Winter Harvest Handbook. Few books have grabbed my attention as dramatically as this one, because it’s ultimately doable for thousands of would-be food and farm healers. Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms. This is a fantastic addition to any aspiring market gardener’s library, and even has a few new ideas for old hands. Jean-Martin Fortier’s The Market Gardener is the book to have at your hand, on the table while you eat lunch, on your bedside table for the few minutes before sleep. This is a direct, clear, guide for day-to-day operations of your small farm.

Eliot Coleman’s books and innovative methods have helped innumerable organic farmers build successful farms in. .The New Organic Grower is ideal for young farmers just getting started, or gardeners seeking to expand into a more productive enterprise.

Eliot Coleman’s books and innovative methods have helped innumerable organic farmers build successful farms in deep accordance with nature. The wisdom in this seminal book holds true even as the modern agricultural canon has grown-in large part due to Coleman’s influence as a wise elder with decades of experience.

The New Organic Gardener. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago. I would like to start up a small garden market and was looking for a good book to get me started

The New Organic Gardener. I would like to start up a small garden market and was looking for a good book to get me started.

Inspired by the European intensive growers, offers a very approachable and productive form of farming that has proven to work well for the earth and its stewards for centuries. Gardeners working on . acres or less will find this book especially useful, as it offers proof that small-scale market growers and serious home gardeners can live good lives close to the land and make a profit at the same time. Summary provided by publisher. Find Book in Print Find as EBook.

Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.

Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.

Comments: (7)
Shem
Probably the textbook for aspiring and even established market gardener's, written by one of the masters. Rather than a how to book, it is best read as a methodology on how to find evidence based solutions to particular problems. Coleman well understands that each gardener will have specific challenges yet all gardeners face many of the same general obstacles, such as pests, soil, and so on, and thus focuses on how to approach an issue rather than offering a set solution to that issue, knowing that what may work in Maine might not work elsewhere. Still the book is chock full of good ideas that have wide applicability, including his recipe for soil blocks, a recipe that, with a few tweaks, I have used with good results for several years. Coleman is also a bit of an inventor, and several of his creations are available through Johnny's Seeds. I do not always agree with everything, as many of my root vegetables transplant just fine thank you, but find this book an invaluable resource.
Danial
One caveat: if you grow veggies on 1/4 acre or more you're going to like this book more than if you grow veggies on a small lot (less than 100 sq. ft), on a balcony, or in containers. The reader will have to scale down significantly the concepts in this book. I don't think it's impossible; but it is more work for the reader. also, this is not a how-to book. Coleman gives some guidance but no step-by-step instructions.

I first checked this book out from the local library (as a newbie gardener I found the information relevant, fascinating and it fired me up about organic techniques which are making a comeback). I checked it out so many times that I decided to buy it. I must admit that some of the writing feels rather technical and elevated even though he does use plain English. The information on crop rotation was like a graduate level explication class for me (if that doesn't make sense that's how i felt after reading the crop rotation section). He has a method using index cards that i found clear as mud (that's part of the reason I didn't buy this book at first, i think I would have felt overwhelmed). It is geared toward small commercial growers 2.5 acres to 5 acres types. However, i believe that these concepts can be applied to a small home garden be it just a few raised beds or a 1/4 acre lot. While he won't tell you HOW to create a raised bed specifically or provide a step-by-step guide on everything there is to know about gardening, he gives you his known good advice on composting, soil amendment,row spacing, greenhouse growing and especially the crops that they grown on their farm successfully, and so much more. Also keep in mind that this book's concepts are from years working on a farm in New England (not to mention experience working on small farms in Europe)--for gardeners who don't have to contend with permafrost you just have to make adjustments and keep those garden zones differences in mind. I love this book but if you're a newbie, check the book out from the library and evaluate before you make a purchase (that's my general recommendation on any book for that matter).

Lastly, don't be to surprised if the techniques described in the book may appear more labor intensive (I don't know what aspect of gardening isn't labor intensive, but anyway...) or more complicated than traditional gardening techniques (say for example controlling weeds with chemicals or killing pests with pesticide or amending soil with chemical fertilizers). This book is about purely ORGANIC techniques that in the long run means less work for you as the gardener and more work returning to mother nature. Hence the name, New Organic Grower.
Diab
This book is a foundational text for serious gardening. It need not be organic either. This book is just fundamentally solid in every way, contains no pseudo-science, and has an efficient disposition towards working the garden.
Tuliancel
Virtually anything Coleman does can be considered educational for the gardner who wants to avoid at least some of the dependence on the supermarket for their food, and who wants to practice a more organic cycle of gardening. The reason I believe this, is largely because he seems to be successfully practicing the methods he speaks of. I have seen him on TV, observed the appearance of his farm, the neatness and health of his acreage, the way his plants were flourishing, and therefore decided to read one of his books. I appreciate the TV home gardening shows and find them immensely valuable due to the visuals, but nothing takes the place of leisurely absorbing a good book on a subject after being suitably inspired by something.

It is not a high gloss book, and I would have enjoyed some pictures of the actual farm, but it did give drawings of his outlines for rotation planting, harvesting, marketing, all based on his own experiences. Rock powders: The chapter I found the most important was the one dealing with rock powders as fertilizer. This should be of interest to almost anyone who wants to improve their soil, no matter where they live.
Wild Python
This book is particularly great if you intend to stay with a row system and looking for a small scale operation (small in size, not yield) - simple and direct hand on advice fo what to do, what tools work best without becoming a slave to your tools (toys) ect.

I will likely go with a raised bed system instead and some info in here is just not compatible, but if I had more open space I would certainly try Coleman.
Anen
So informative, and a no-nonsense approach. If you are looking for nice little sweet gardening anecdotes and folk wisdom look elsewhere! So many gardening books are just that- charming folksy little books that romanticize gardening and farming. This is the no bull$h!t straight dope on market farming from someone who can back up everything he says with actual scientific data rather than anecdotal evidence and stories from the old days.
Darksinger
I've had home gardens for 40 years. I wanted to take my skills and knowledge up a level by learning from a professional. This is by far the best book I've read on the topic and I have a bookshelf full. Not everything in this book will apply directly to the home gardener but more than enough of it does to make it my all time favorite. The first few times I used ideas from the book my husband kidded me about it; now when we have a problem to solve in the garden he asks me if Elliott Coleman has written anything on that problem : )
Great book a lot of info have even spoke with them regarding different things. reading the book again to catch anything I missed Elliot Coleman did a great job on this book thank you I do both permaculture and regular .