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By Eliot Coleman
Eliot Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United States has more winter sunshine than the south of France and 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.
He draws a distinction between season-extending (which he defines as involving costly efforts to increase heat and light for unseasonable crops) and "harvest-extending" -- achieved through succession planting of appropriate varieties, low-cost crop protection, and eating vegetables in their seasons.
Softcover. 236 pages. Chelsea Green Publishing 1999.