Organic Vegetable Grower: A Practical Guide to Growing for the Market


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Organic Vegetable Grower: A Practical Guide to Growing for the Market Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: The Crowood Press Ltd
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Pages: 240 Illustrations and other contents: 263 Illustrations, unspecified Language: English ISBN: 9780719843112 Categories: , ,

The Organic Vegetable Grower is a practical guide for those growing, or wishing to grow, market and sell organic vegetables for a living. The book is rooted in organic principles and covers: • Getting on the land – gaining the skills and setting up • How to maximise diversity and productivity at a range of scales • A crop-by-crop guide to the basics of growing quality produce • Selling and marketing your produce • The human element – managing staff, complexity, and avoiding burnout Lavishly illustrated with over 250 colour photographs, The Organic Vegetable Grower highlights best practice within the industry with numerous case study examples. It focuses on agroecological and regenerative approaches that build soil health and biodiversity to grow quality vegetables for a growing market. Packed with the latest research, innovations, and grower knowledge, it will also be invaluable for advisers and students of organic farming.

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There is a wealth of useful, interesting and up-to-date information in this book. It really must be essential reading for new, existing and retired growers like me, covering everything from small-scale no-dig to large field-scale production. Very highly recommended. -- Hugh Chapman, The Organic Grower * The Organic Grower * What a fabulous, comprehensive guide Phil has compiled for both those running existing market gardens and those looking to embark on the journey. -- Carolyn Coxe, Organic Farming magazine * Organic Farming magazine *

Author Biography

Phil Sumption has more than 35 years of experience as an organic grower, researcher and adviser, and has worked for both Garden Organic (HDRA) and the Organic Research Centre. He was a founding committee member of the Organic Growers Alliance (OGA) and has been Editor of the OGA magazine The Organic Grower since it was started in 2007. He is now freelance, and lives in Germany.