Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition

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Chelsea Green Publishing, Feb 28, 2012 - Gardening - 236 pages
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If you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United States has more winter sunshine than the south of France. He shows how North American gardeners can successfully use that sun to raise a wide variety of traditional winter vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic covered tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. Coleman expands upon his own experiences with new ideas learned on a winter-vegetable pilgrimage across the ocean to the acknowledged kingdom of vegetable cuisine, the southern part of France, which lies on the 44th parallel, the same latitude as his farm in Maine.

This story of sunshine, weather patterns, old limitations and expectations, and new realities is delightfully innovative in the best gardening tradition. Four-Season Harvest will have you feasting on fresh produce from your garden all through the winter.

To learn more about the possibility of a four-season farm, please visit Coleman's website www.fourseasonfarm.com.

 

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Great for good ideas on harvesting yearround

User Review  - greenhouse10 - Overstock.com

More from the commercial point of view but adaptable for the hobbiest explains correlation between the variables that determine growth. Read full review

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Good book helpful illustrations. However I am still a little too far up north to utilize many methods... Read full review

Contents

Presenting
1
Chapter
8
Compost
16
Planning
31
Chapter 5
46
Chapter 7
65
Chapter 8
72
Chapter 9
78
Chapter 10
104
Chapter 11
131
LEnvoi
151
Climate Resources
202
Do We Really Want to Use Plastic?
214
Garden Tools and Supplies and Their Sources
220
Index
228
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About the author (2012)

Eliot Coleman has over thirty years' experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry. He is the author of The New Organic Grower, Four-Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook, as well as the instructional workshop DVD Year-Round Vegetable Production with Eliot Coleman. Coleman and his wife, Barbara Damrosch, presently operate a commercial year-round market garden, in addition to horticultural research projects, at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine.

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