Local Author Writes eBook: The 20-Foot Tomato Plant

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Jon Dewey of Etowah has written a book on his inventions for gardening.  The book, The 20-Foot Tomato Plant, teaches readers how to make/build several of Mr. Dewey's patented inventions that will help grow a large amount of food in small spaces using less water, chemicals, and no toxic pesticides.  Mr. Dewey also gives tips to make the gardening experience as "easy and fun as possible."  

Mr. Dewey said, "With skyrocketing food prices it has been my mission to teach as many people as possible how to grow these amazing plants."

Everything in the book works on all vegetables and flowers. The most requested information is about the tomato plants, where Mr. Dewey says he averages 150 to 200 pounds of tomatoes per plant on large tomatoes like better boy, and 60 to 100 pounds of tomatoes per plant on cherry tomato plants.   

Mr. Dewey said, "The book is called The 20 Foot Tomato Plant because before I became disabled we grew tomato plants that were 15 to 20 feet tall every year. The largest plant I ever grew was 20 feet 8 1/2 inches high and this single plant produced 372 pounds of tomatoes."

For more information visit http://waterstickgrowsystem.com/

The book is an eBook online, but Mr. Dewey does have printed copies of the book.  To request a printed copy email Mr. Dewey from the website.


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