Intensive Gardening: Using Solar Energy to Increase Harvests

You can double your garden's yields, yet use less space by assembling solar panels to warm the crops. Includes diagrams, background, indigenous solutions, solar appliances, open beds, layout and size.



148-034-02
The intensive, open bed design, with drop frames placed around individual plantings, minimized the wasted space of traditional rows.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-033-01
Combining solar energy with organic gardening leads to greatly increased harvests.
PHOTOS: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-033-02
The Poisson's grow the foods they like best throughout the year.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-032-01
Comparing traditional rows, raised bed, and finally, open beds shows the tremendous space savings and ease of access improvising affords.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-034-01
Not even snow could stop the harvest of tender greens!
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-035-01
Intensive planting layout.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-040-02
Detail of pod assembly.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-038-01
Pod assembly.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-040-01
Pod assembly
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-041-03
Arrangement of solar cones.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-032-01tab
Planting chart
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-041-01
A solar cone in position.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
148-040-03
Solar cone
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF











Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.