The Winter Harvest Handbook – Year Round Vegetable Production
|Product Name:||Winter Harvest Handbook Year Round Vegetable Production|
|Publisher:||Chelsea Green Publishing|
Surely you cannot raise crops in cold weather, right?
In the Winter Harvest handbook, expert organic gardener and farmer, Eliot Coleman, explains how using his techniques you can grow vegetables throughout the year no matter what the season or weather conditions.
Coleman offers practical advice on methods for growing produce in conditions where many think it just couldn’t be done. The author believes locally grown organic food is the key to truly sustainable living and in this book shows us how to achieve it.
Using portable, plastic greenhouses you can grow 30 different types of vegetables by learning the three important parts of successfully harvesting in winter.
The steps are finding vegetables hardy enough to cope with cold, succession planting and protected cultivation. Learning how to protect your veggies from the cold and wind can result in year round tasty produce.
The information in the book is useful for so many people including hobbyists, backyard homesteaders, organic mini farmers, vegetable and market gardens to name but a few. Hobbyists and professionals alike can all benefit from the ingenious methods pioneered by Coleman on his own farm.
Coleman explains how through the use of unheated greenhouses, tunnels and the creating of simple cold frames with hoops you can not only grow vegetables such as carrots, onions and celery all year round but they can actually be tastier when grown in winter due to some vegetables actually preferring cooler temperatures.
The book talks about crop management, planting schedules, high yielding harvesting practises and many other techniques the author has found to be successful. It also features really good advice on effectively marketing your produce.
Book Specifications for the Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses
Author: Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Book Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
Other formats available: Kindle
- Informal story based view on what works and what doesn’t.
- Useful, relevant advice on successfully marketing your produce.
- Clearly explained techniques and tips.
- Techniques a little too advanced for absolute beginners.
- Although useful for all gardeners is targeted more towards market gardeners.
- Lacking in step by step instructions.
Eliot Coleman has spent years experimenting and researching this topic meaning you don’t have to as all his findings are recorded within this invaluable handbook.
Readers have found it extremely rewarding to be able to pick fresh vegetables in the middle of a cold winter. They have found the techniques well explained and, after a bit of hard work, extremely successful.
Those who sell their produce have found the handbook a great investment as it has helped them prolong the growing season and, in turn, maximise profits.
Harvesting vegetables in winter may sound too good to be true but by following the clever methods and handy tips on offer in this book, you too can grow tasty, organic produce all year round.
Sustainable living is a trend set to stay; become a part of it with Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses.