Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades. now in its sixth edition, has evolved over the past 28 years from a self-published pamphlet to the master guide on organic vegetable gardening. Steve Solomon, the founder of the Territorial Seed Company, was an early proponent of organic gardening and one of the first to define and perfect the best practices of small-plot vegetable farming in the Pacific Northwest.
Growing Vegetables West Of The Cascades
Planting Vegetables West of the Cascades is a fantastic resource for any gardener wishing to learn more and grow better vegetables. The book includes basic information on soils, composting, chemical-free fertilisation, efficient water usage, and planning, as well as up-to-date information on seed sources and new growing and culture techniques. The book helps readers learn a foundation of master-gardening knowledge that they can use to organise and plan their own gardens as they wish, with an Earth-friendly focus on organic gardening practises.
2. 6th Edition
This is the sixth edition of Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades, which has evolved over the past 28 years from a self-published pamphlet to the master guide on organic vegetable farming. Steve Solomon, a Territorial Seed Company founder, was an early proponent of organic gardening and the first to define and perfect the best practices of small-plot vegetable farming in the Pacific Northwest.
Understanding and preparing soils, composting, chemical-free fertilisers, water efficiency, and garden planning are common to every climate or place. Solomon provides detailed information on cultivating specific crops in the mild maritime Northwest climate. This update contains his most recent discoveries about seed sources, advancements in growing and cultivation techniques, and another organic gardening best practices. Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades lays out the concepts, but the author encourages readers to think for themselves and cultivate their gardens according to their own preferences.