294I: The French intensive method

A large size paperback, 1970s comprehensive instruction manual for growing a kitchen garden and orchard by the small-space, French-intensive method. It had realistic line drawing illustrations (looking as if the source of the drawings was photographs. ) Also appeared to be UK English in origin as illustrations showed brick walls around the garden as if it were on an estate. Instructions for annual and perennial vegetables, as well as fruit shrubs and trees were included. Specialty techniques such as espalier were shown.

2 thoughts on “294I: The French intensive method

  1. Susan Stauber

    How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine by John Jeavons.
    I sold plenty of these (more than you can imagine?) when working in a California bookstore in the mid-late 70s.
    I always loved the title.
    It is still in print from Ten Speed.

    1. Rhonda Poe

      Thank you for your suggestion. I bought it, but this is not the book. In the one for which I am searching, the drawings are more extensive and artful, and it’s very European in both look and approach – very old country – like a professional estate gardeners with great love for their garden.


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