The Winter Harvest Handbook

Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses

Item Number: BF920

$29.99

Backordered. ETA: 10/06/2017

$29.99

Backordered. ETA: 10/06/2017

Description

by Eliot Coleman

From the bestselling author of The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, a revolutionary guide to year-round harvests of fresh, organic produce with little or no energy inputs. Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that's taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in Harborside, Maine.

Now, with his long-awaited new book, The Winter Harvest Handbook, anyone can have access to his hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters.

Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and gardeners adopted from The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated (or in some cases, minimally heated) movable plastic greenhouses.

Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman's own farm.

His painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30 different crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders, and experienced home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons.

A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it just can't be done.

Softcover. 256 pages. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009

Characteristics

Book Format Softback Year Published 2009
Book Format Softback
Year Published 2009

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Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs. Dimensions: 10"L x 7"W x 0.75"H

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Small vs Large gardening

Being a very small gardener, this book was interesting for me as well since I can take a few things that were written and put them to use in my garden boxes. This book was written for the farmers with a couple acres to tend to or someone with a farm store. Since I have neither, I will gleen what I can from this book and see how well it works on a much, much smaller scale.

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I learned so much

This book really gave me the confidence to plant a fall garden. All kinds of wonderful information.

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