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

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ISBN-10: 0865717087

ISBN-13: 9780865717084

Edition: 5th 2012

Authors: Binda Colebrook

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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,…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 5/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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