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1. Growing organic vegetables west of the Cascades: A concise manual of organic vegetable gardening for residents of the maritime regions of Washington and Oregon
by Steve Solomon
 Unknown Binding: 64 Pages (1980)

Asin: B0006XE458
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2. Growing organic vegetables west of the Cascades
by Steve Solomon
 Paperback: 187 Pages (1985)
list price: US$14.95
Isbn: 0914718959
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3. Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening
by Steve Solomon
Paperback: 368 Pages (2007-11-28)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$14.29
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Asin: 1570615349
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades is an invaluable resource for any gardener looking to become more knowledgeable and grow better vegetables. The book features basic info on soils, composting, chemical-free fertilizing, efficient water usage, and planning, but it is also filled with up-to-date tips on seed sources and new growing and cultivation techniques. Featuring a Earth-friendly focus on organic gardening practices, the book helps readers acquire a foundation of master-gardening knowledge that they can use to organize and plan their own gardens however they want.
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Customer Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for NW gardeners/Not for beginners though
This is a great resource for gardeners in the PacNW. My only caveat is that it's not geared towards beginners. If you're looking for something to help you get started you should probably get this and something else in conjunction. This'll help you tailor your garden to the unique conditions of the Northwest.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book for NW
This is the bible for NW people and gardens....clay soil? Fertile valley soil? It helped me work on the best soil and is great for the unpredicatable NWest winter, spring and summer. Add this to your collection and be sure to read it ! ... Read more

4. Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: The Complete Guide to Natural Gardening
by Steve Solomon
Paperback: 368 Pages (2002-01-07)
list price: US$18.95
Isbn: 1570612404
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Here's a fully revised edition of this regional bestseller- considered to be the definitive food gardening manual for the Pacific Northwest.This is the bible of vegetable gardening for anyone turning the soil west of the Cascade Mountains-from Western British Columbia to Northern California. It includes the basics of soil, when best to plant, the art of composting, what varieties grow well here, which seed companies are reliable, information on handling pests, and an extensive section on the cultivation of each vegetable. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best guide for Northwest veggie gardening!
Solomon's guide is not only hugely informative, it's also fun to read and I have termed him to friends as the gonzo gardener.He will guide you through soil preparation, best vegetable varieties, fertilizing and composting.We have 1/3 acre and we have dedicated certain areas to gardening and have really enjoyed our successes (and learned from our failures).The organic fertilizer recipe give by Solomon is very good and have we only really needed to supplement my tomatoes with Dr. Earth tomato/vegitable for its calcium content.This guide is ambitious yes but I wasn't put off by it as a novice gardener and now that I am the garden expert of my friends I am happy to recommend it.This book will guide you through the basics as well as the details of organic gardening in the maratime Northwest.

5-0 out of 5 stars Most likely the only vegetable gardening book you'll need.
Most of the previous reviews contained all the information about this book you'll need to make your decision to purchase or not to purchase.

Without a doubt I concider this my best gardening book. And just wanted to get my five stars posted and bow to the author for a great work! Thanks, Steve.

5-0 out of 5 stars A book that will be referenced over and over again
The first time I read this book, I glazed over the section on soils (too involved - I originally thought).The rest of the book was far more interesting since I was more concerned about the best watering techniques, laying out the garden, organic methods, specific instructions for different crops, etc.Since then I've read the soils section at least a half dozen times and am astounded at how simple the formulas are and what a difference it can make.This is a book that will be referenced over and over again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Recent OSU Master Gardener Graduate
I recently completed OSU's Master Gardener course and this title was recommended as supplemental reading.Further enticed by Amazon's low price, I purchased it and found it to be a very comprehensive and informative handbook for our unique maritime climate here in the Northwest.Unfortunately, most books about gardening are written for regions with more cooperative weather than our constant November-March rains and our extended winter periods where we never see the sun.How refreshing to read information that is relevant to where we live, written by someone who has personally compiled data on test gardens and founder of the wonderful Territorial Seed Company (www.territorial-seed.com).

That being said, I will add that while the author's personal asides were occasionally amusing, I found him mostly self-congratulatory and sometimes downright insulting.I also found his extended passages about taking on the 'plant's point of view' and the "magic" of the garden (he suggests that some people are able to make homespun soil amendments work by sheer force of will, much like Dumbo's magic feather) completely irrelevant and frankly quite ridiculous.It was these digressions and others like them throughout the book that has prevented me from giving the book five stars.As has been noted by other reviewers, the author uses a 1000 sq foot garden as his standard, a highly unlikely proposition in a city garden.Obviously the techniques described in the book would be no different if applied to a smaller garden, or could easily be scaled back.

4-0 out of 5 stars The one essential book for the Northwest vegetable garden.
Steve Solomon, who founded Territorial Seed Company in 1980, is arguably the world's leading authority on non-commercial-scale organic vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest.Mr. Solomon has experimented with all of the variables in vegetable gardening, in our mild Maritime climate, and he reports the results with an admirable degree of honesty and integrity.His book - plus the Territorial Seed catalog - is all that's needed to achieve excellent garden results (for the first few years) with the least input of capital and labor.

That said, I've gardened in Seattle for 15 years, and Mr. Solomon's book has two serious flaws:

1. As other reviewers have noted, Mr. Solomon is dismissive of city gardening on a 200 or 400-square-foot plot.The city gardener must sift through many chapters of advice that applies only to homestead gardens of 1/2 acre or more.

2. After a few years the organic gardener will begin to experience mysterious crop failures - seeds that fail to germinate.Mr. Solomon attributes this failure to symphylan infestation - I suspect that soil-borne seed pathogens (Pythium, Rhizoctonia, etc.) may also play a part - but in any case, this book does not offer any viable solution for the CITY gardener.We city gardeners can hardly afford to garden on only half of our too-small plot, leaving the other half fallow for 3 or 4 years, waiting for the soil to return to equilibrium.(The Seattle Tilth trial gardens have suffered this fate, with no solution in sight.) ... Read more

5. Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: Steve Solomon's Complete Guide to Natural Gardening
by Steve Solomon
Paperback: 339 Pages (1989-03)
list price: US$16.95
Isbn: 091236520X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Here's the book with everything you need to know about growing vegetables in the mild, wet climate of the maritime Pacific Northwest. Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades explains the basic science behind making plants grow, so that you can understand the daily events in your garden and solve gardening problems as they occur. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (3)

2-0 out of 5 stars Communist Nonsense
While the horticultural information is minimally valuable, the communist anti-capitalist quackery contained herein is worthless and wrong. Much better books are available such as the Vegetable Gardeners Bible by EdwardC. Smith expanding on the deep wide bed philosophy of the French IntensiveMethod and Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew which replacescommercial techniques with one based on providing food for a single family.Add a Rodale book on organic gardening and you will have all theinformation you need without the moralistic communist anti-profit preachingof Mr. Solomon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades really works!
In composing a review of a book we've used constantly & incessantly over the years, my husband murmured that I should describe our copy. Wherever we've found a portion that pertains to our patch of earth in a valley on the edges of a National Forest, I've stashed a marker. Sometimesit's an emery board, a letter from England, pages from scratchpads withrecipes for slug bait or maps of our raised bed plantings for a year,postcards from friends warning us about their impending visit. This book isnow double in thickness yet these markers allow me easy access to what Ineed most often. We have enjoyed every penny we invested in Steve Solomon'sComplete Guide to Natural Gardening. When we've got a problem, there'susually an answer right in there. When we're wondering about our climate,or our soil or our expectations for a harvest, given our climate, SteveSolomon's got an answer. Really useful, just wish it had moreillustrations!

5-0 out of 5 stars Most useful gardening book I've ever read
If you are a gardener west of the Cascades you'll definitely find useful and readable information in this book.It includes an introduction to soil science, when to plant, what varieties grow well here, which seed companiesare reliable and trustworthy, information on dealing with pests, and asection on the cultivation of each vegetable.Steve Solomon started theTerritorial seed company, though he's no longer associated with it, and wasgrowing most of his own food when he wrote this book.His approach isprimarily organic, though not evangellically so.This is a good book forboth the "corn and tomato" gardeners as well as somebody who isaspiring to grow a significant fraction of their own food.This is aregional book--probably one of its strongest points, since gardening isdifferent in different bioregions.The regions include the WillametteValley, SW Washington, Oregon coast and Southern Oregon, Puget Sound,Washington foothills, Yoncalla Valley, along the Umpqua, and northernCalifornia, with probably the most emphasis on the Willamette Valley and SWWashington.This is the book I begin every planting season (or seedpurchasing season) with! ... Read more

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