The New Vegetable Growers Handbook


Subtitle: A users manual for the organic vegetable garden

Covering every aspect of growing over eighty common crops (and a number of uncommon ones), as well as herbs and even edible weeds, The New Vegetable Growers Handbook is unique in both its scope and the depth of its information.

This revised, updated, and expanded 2016 edition covers everything you need to know about growing vegetable crops:

Ease of growing; crop nutritional value; soil, climate, and growing conditions; soil preparation; how, where, and when to plant; direct sowing or starting indoors; raising transplants; spacing, transplanting and thinning; watering and feeding; weeding, pests and diseases, other problems; harvesting and storing; seed saving; varieties; unusual growing ideas; kitchen use and recipes, and more.

Suitable for anyone who wants to grow a portion of their own food, The New Vegetable Growers Handbook will be valued by:

  • Homesteaders aiming for self reliance
  • Gourmets looking for the best tasting food in existence
  • Preppers getting ready for the collapse of society
  • Parents wishing to feed their children organically
  • Environmentalists looking to make their lives more sustainable
  • People who want to work with nature at a productive and meaningful activity

As a long-time home gardener, Frank Tozer the author knows exactly what information you need to succeed and presents it in a clear, thorough, and even entertaining fashion. He doesn’t just tell you what to do and when to do it, he also tells you why, by explaining in detail how crops grow and why they sometimes don’t.

It was written for the gardener who takes growing food seriously and needs easily accessible, encyclopedia-style information. It is meant to be taken out into the garden with the spade, hoe and seed packets and will soon be covered in dirty fingerprints.

In Frank’s words: “This book is intended for the tool shed, rather than the coffee table. When you are out in your garden working, you don’t need a book that is two thirds made up of pictures […], you need practical information.”


Author: Frank Tozer

Publisher: Green Man Publishing, Santa Cruz, CA (USA)

Revised 2nd Edition (2016)

Paperback: 304 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9773489-9-2

Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.75 inches