How to Grow Winter Vegetables

How to Grow Winter Vegetables

How to Grow Winter Vegetables shows that it is possible to enjoy an abundance of vegetables at the darkest time of year, whether stored or ready for harvesting when needed. It also covers growing for the 'hungry gap' from April to early June. Not much grows in winter, but a well-organised plot may nonetheless be quite full. You need to plan carefully, and well ahead (as early as spring) for sowing and planting at specific times through the year, so the main part of the book is an extensive month-by-month sowing, planting and growing calendar. Further sections cover harvesting, from garlic in July right through to the last of the overwintered greens in May, and storing your produce. Many salads can be grown in winter, especially with a little protection from fleece, cloches or larger structures. The book includes a whole section on frost-hardy salad plants, explaining how to ensure harvests of fresh leaves throughout winter. The beauty of winter and its produce is captured in glorious photographs from the author's garden. Click here for a sample preview

Winter gardening in the maritime Northwest

cool season crops for the year-round gardener

Winter gardening in the maritime Northwest

Winter Gardening has become the essential handbook for Northwest gardeners who have discovered the benefits of our modified Mediterranean climate and its forgiving winters. Here are all the secrets of growing and harvesting fresh, flavorful produce during the winter months. In a friendly and personal style, Binda Colebrook shows how to select a winter growing site, what crops to choose for hard weather and continuous harvest, and how to use cold frames and cloches. In this 3rd edition, Colebrook has added new resources, more crops, and updated information on pest control and organic gardening methods.

Taunton's Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables & Herbs

Taunton's Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables & Herbs

Roe Osborn's first book, Framing a House, tackled the complex art of house framing. Now, in this follow-up volume, he lays out all the steps and instruction required to complete the inside. The timing of each step is critical and it's important to understand what needs to be done first. Whether finishing one room or the whole house, this highly illustrated reference demystifies the process and follows a logical progression from installing insulation and drywall to hanging cabinets and doors to putting down floors and running trim. Each chapter begins with the question: Should I tackle this step myself? The pros and cons of hiring someone are then discussed. Applicable both for new construction and remodels and with 400 photographs and 20 drawings, this book shows DIYers how to make a house their own.

How to Create a New Vegetable Garden

Producing a Beautiful and Fruitful Garden from Scratch

How to Create a New Vegetable Garden

Charles Dowding draws on his years of experience, to show how easy it is to start a new vegetable garden. Any plot -- whether a building site, overgrown with weeds or unwanted lawn -- can be turned into a beautiful and productive vegetable area. Charles's no-nonsense and straightforward advice is the perfect starting point for the beginner or experienced gardener. The book takes you step-by-step through: * Planning and early stages * Clearing the ground * Mulch - what, why, how? * Minimizing digging * Sowing and planting across the seasons * Growing in polytunnels and greenhouses It is filled with labour-saving ideas and the techniques that Charles uses to garden so successfully, and is illustrated throughout with photos and tales from Charles's first year in his new vegetable garden.

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener

How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener

Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Vegetables

The Art and Science to Grow Your Own Vegetables

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Vegetables

The Kew Guide to Growing Vegetables looks at some of the most common vegetables grown, and also some more unusual edibles. It gives easy to follow instructions on how to be a successful vegetable gardener, plus 12 exciting projects to try throughout the year. From sowing, to planting young plants, to hardening off and harvesting, Helena Dove, Kew's Kitchen Gardener shows what can be achieved with a few packets of seed and some fertile ground.

The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest Vegetables for Your Garden

The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

Growing your own vegetables has never looked, or tasted, so good. Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat. Marie Iannotti makes it simple for beginning gardeners to jump on the heirloom trend by presenting an edited list based on years of gardening trial and error. Her plant criteria is threefold: The 100 plants must be amazing to eat, bring something unique to the table, and—most importantly—they have to be unfussy and easy to grow. Her list includes garden favorites like the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' Kale, the underused and earthy 'Turkish Orange' Eggplant, and the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' Arugula.

Eat Your Greens

The Surprising Power of Homegrown Leaf Crops

Eat Your Greens

Turn over a new leaf with these nutritional powerhouses for your kitchen garden Our industrialized food system is failing us, and as individuals we must take more responsibility for our own health and food security. Leaf crops produce more nutrients per square foot of growing space and per day of growing season than any other crops and are especially high in vitamins and minerals commonly lacking in the North American diet. As hardy as they are versatile, these beautiful leafy vegetables range from the familiar to the exotic. Some part of this largely untapped food resource can thrive in almost any situation. Eat Your Greens provides complete instructions for incorporating these nutritional powerhouses into any kitchen garden. This innovative guide: Shows how familiar garden plants such as sweet potato, okra, beans, peas, and pumpkin can be grown to provide both nourishing leaves and other calorie- and protein-rich foods Introduces a variety of non-traditional, readily adaptable alternatives such as chaya, moringa, toon, and wolfberry Explains how to improve your soil while getting plenty of vegetables by growing edible cover crops Beginning with a comprehensive overview of modern commercial agriculture and rounded out by a selection of advanced techniques to maximize, preserve, and prepare your harvest, Eat Your Greens is an invaluable addition to the library of any gardening enthusiast. David Kennedy is the founder and director of Leaf for Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of global malnutrition through the optimum use of leaf crops, and is the author of 21st Century Greens and the Leaf for Life Handbook .

RHS How to Grow Plants in Pots

RHS How to Grow Plants in Pots

The essential guide to growing plants in small spaces, indoors and out Dress up your patio with flowers, create your own vegetable patch on a balcony or bring impact and style to your conservatory with RHS How to Grow Plants in Pots. Packed with exciting ideas for design and practical growing tips, plants have been organised by growing conditions and key qualities to direct you to just what you need. Troubleshoot any problems that you may encounter using the handy help section and find solutions for common plant diseases and pests to keep your pots looking perfect. No matter how large or small your space, RHS How to Grow Plants in Pots will give you all the information you need to create your own Garden of Eden.

Organic Gardening

The Natural No-dig Way

Organic Gardening

Presents the philosophy, tips and techniques to run a successful organic garden that is based on a system of permanent slightly-raised beds, describing what fruits and vegetables to choose, when to plant and harvest, and how best to avoid pests and diseases.