Tuesday, March 25, 2008

One Circle

The book One Circle examines how to grow your own diet on a land base of 1000 square feet (based on John Jeavons work). Wow! Apparently it is possible. But - you will be real thin, and your diet will be real boring.

Still, it's worth examing which crops they recommend growing. The author, David Duhon, did a lot of work to determine which plants were most calorie and nutrient efficient.

If you have a small space for a garden and are trying to be as self-sufficient as possible, it's worth taking a look at some of these vegetable/grains/nuts.
The 14 crops he chose were:
Collards
Onions, Leeks and Garlic
Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes
Parsley
Parsnip
Turnip
Wheat
Peanuts
Filberts
Sunflower Seeds
Soybeans

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