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    Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest Cool Season Crops for the Year-Round Gardener

    ISBN-10: 0865717087
    ISBN-13: 9780865717084
    Author(s): Binda Colebrook
    Description: Many gardeners can supply a significant amount of their own food during the plentiful summer harvest. But the key to substantial savings on your food bill is putting fresh, homegrown produce on your table every month of the year. And in the mild,  More...
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    Edition: 5th
    Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 208
    Size: 6.02" wide x 9.02" long x 0.17" tall
    Weight: 0.726

    Many gardeners can supply a significant amount of their own food during the plentiful summer harvest. But the key to substantial savings on your food bill is putting fresh, homegrown produce on your table every month of the year. And in the mild, forgiving climate of the maritime Pacific Northwest, it can be easier than you think.InWinter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest, Binda Colebrook provides a complete guide to cool season crops and how to raise them. Gardeners from southeastern Alaska to southern Oregon will benefit from her clear, practical advice on:Selecting and preparing the ideal winter gardening siteMaximizing production and minimizing pests with cloches, cold frames, mulches, and companion plantingChoosing the best strains and hardiest varieties for a year-round growing seasonAn excellent companion volume toThe Winter Harvest Cookbook, this revised and updated edition of the classic text will have you serving up fabulous alternatives to bland, expensive, and tasteless imported supermarket vegetables in no time. Whether your favorite meals include hearty roots or succulent greens,Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwestwill help you maximize your food production year round.Binda Colebrookis a lifelong gardener who has extensive experience as a homesteader in western Washington. A widely recognized authority on raising cool season vegetables in the maritime Northwest, she has worked as a wetlands biologist and environmental interpreter. Now retired, she is developing her own property to maximize year-round food production, as well as restoring its native habitat.

    Acknowledgments
    Preface to the Fourth Edition
    Preface to the Fifth Edition
    What This Book is About
    The Principles of Winter Gardening
    Climate
    Site
    Light and Warmth
    Drainage
    Shelter
    Soil
    Green Manures (Cover Crops)
    Mulches
    Fallowing
    Fertilizers
    A Seed Breeder's Perspective
    Varieties and Saving Seed
    Saving Seed
    Timing
    Winter Gardening Mechanics
    Starting Out
    Beginner's Easy and Very Hardy List
    Spacing
    Beds
    Rotation
    Winter Weeds
    Picking Your Produce and Eating it
    Self-Confidence
    Cloches, Frames and Polytunnels
    Introduction
    Walls and Terraces
    A Bit of History
    Cloches
    Low Polytunnels
    Window Frames
    High Tunnels/Hoophouses
    Sharecroppers
    Cabbage Aphid
    Cabbage Looper and Imported Cabbageworms
    Cabbage Maggot
    Carrot Rust Flies
    Lettuce Root Aphids
    Slugs and Snails
    Flea Beetles
    Cutworms, Climbing Cutworms and Pill Bugs
    Diseases
    Onion Rust
    Clubroot
    Which Vegetables and Herbs to Grow
    Introduction
    Using This Guide
    Terminology
    Hardiness
    Sowing Dates
    Varieties
    Crucifers
    Broccoli
    Brussels Sprouts
    Cabbage
    Cauliflower
    Chinese Cabbage
    Collards
    Cress
    Kale
    Kohlrabi
    Mustards
    Raab/Rapa
    Radish
    Rocket/Arugula
    Rutabaga/Swede
    Seakale
    Turnip
    Watercress
    Onions
    Garlic
    Leeks
    Overwintering Onions
    Japanese Onions (Scallions)
    Top-Set Onions
    Other Vegetables
    Beets
    Broad Bean/Fava
    Burdock
    Cardoons
    Carrots
    Celery
    Celeriac
    Chickweed
    Chicory
    Corn Salad/ Mache/Lamb's Lettuce
    Dandelion
    Endive
    Florence Fennel
    Jerusalem Artichoke
    Lettuce
    Early Spring Varieties
    Fall Varieties
    Overwintering Varieties
    New Zealand Spinach
    Parsley
    Parsnip
    Peas
    Rapunzel
    Salsify/Oyster Plant
    Scorzonera
    Skirret
    Spinach
    Swiss Chard
    Herbs
    Alexanders
    Anise Hyssop
    Chervil
    Chinese Chives/Garlic Chives
    Chives
    Chrysanthemums
    Coriander/Cilantro/Chinese Parsley
    Fennel
    Horseradish
    Lovage
    Miner's Lettuce
    Mints
    Oregano
    Primrose
    Rosemary
    Sage
    Salad Burnet
    Shepherd's Purse
    Sorrel
    Thyme
    Valerian
    Violets
    Wintergreen/Teaberry
    Winter Savory
    Yerba Buena
    Afterword: Food Warrior
    Seed Companies and Other Resources
    Seed Companies
    Nurseries and Suppliers
    Organizations
    Local and Regional Groups Involved with Native Vegetation
    References for Gardeners Outside the Northwest
    In-Depth References
    Further Reading
    For Gardeners in the Maritime Northwest
    General Gardening
    Historical Vegetable Gardening Books
    Soil Fertility
    Covers and Greenhouses
    Invertebrate Identification, Habits and Sleuthing
    Landscaping for Winter Aesthetics, Wildlife and Livestock
    Nutrition and the Politics of Healthy Food Production
    Pamphlets
    Cookbooks
    Videos
    Periodicals
    Nutrients in Winter and Summer Vegetables
    A Year-Long Planting Guide
    Index
    About the Author

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