The Market Gardener

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By: Jean-Martin Fortier


Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife Maude-Hélène Desroches are the founders of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized micro-farm known for its high productivity and profitability using low-tech, high-yield methods of production. A leading practitioner of biologically intensive cropping systems, Jean-Martin has more than a decade’s worth of experience in organic farming. The French version of his book, Le Jardinier-Maraîcher sold more than 14,000 copies since its release in the fall of 2012.


Table of Contents 

  1. Small is Profitable
  2. Succeeding as a Small-Scale Organic Vegetable Grower
  3. Finding the Right Site
  4. Designing the Market Garden
  5. Minimum Tillage and Appropriate Machinery
  6. Fertilizing Organically
  7. Starting Seeds Indoors
  8. Direct Seeding
  9. Weed Management
  10. Insect Pests and Diseases
  11. Season Extension
  12. Harvest and Storage
  13. Crop Planning


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