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The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round…

The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep…

by Eliot Coleman

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Here is the standard, ground-breaking manual for year round vegetable growing for the professional and amateur farmer in New England. The book is clearly written and pragmatic. ( )
  JayLivernois | May 31, 2018 |
Year-round vegetable production using deep-organic techniques and unheated greenhouses.
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
Although most of his methods for producing vegetables to sell in Maine are not suitable for my small private vegetable beds in Vienna, I learned a lot, and stayed interested in the book. I think I will end up with more fresh vegetables next winter. ( )
  MarthaJeanne | Apr 22, 2016 |
Not what I was looking for (focused on commercial small farm growers) but still picked up some valuable ideas. Very generous sharing specific techniques, with lots of pictures. Pithy. ( )
  hjjugovic | Mar 14, 2011 |
I recently read this book while researching how to start a vegetable garden. I was looking for the other book by the same author, " Four season harvest ..." but the library happened to have this one. Some great ideas there about growing veggies in winter with the help of simple man made structures . Very easy to setup, even a caveman can do it ;D Also useful techniques for extending the season by getting an early start in spring and extending the fall harvest. There are very useful temperature charts comparing temps inside and outside the hoops. These techniques would be even easier to implement in warmer zones. You will also find a useful list of vegetables that can be grown using these techniques. Cannot wait to try growing carrots under the hoops this fall. ( )
  manjotd | Feb 5, 2010 |
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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."… (more)

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