Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers; 5th ed. edition (May 22, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Clearly authored by someone who has done the work and knows what they're doing.Having said that, if you're looking for a book which would really help you to get started in "Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest" -- this probably is not the book that would be the best choice.It is poorly edited resulting in a somewhat disorganized approach, flow, and layout. The content itself is helpful, but it is heavy going to navigate, things are grouped in ways that may be intuitive to a professional/seasoned gardener but not at all intuitive for the average gardener looking to learn how to eat out of the garden for a few more months every year.
This is a VERY useful book for everybody in the NW and its specific conditions for growing vegetables. The author has a lot of experience and it shows in how systematical the book leads new and accomplished gardeners to success.I am very glad I found this book and will use it to provide even more vegetables during the winter. In the long term it will make one pretty independent from the grocery store as long as one do not want fresh green peppers, tomatoes or strawberries in January ;-).If you are interested in growing veggies for your family during winter get this book.
Was not quite what I was expecting. Good reference book to have. I read it during the summer so maybe the timing just wasn't right for me to truly appreciate it. It did motivate me to have a goal of gardening year round, but now that the crappy weather is here, I'm not as stoked. Was a bit too wordy and not visual enough for me, but I'll give it another go this winter and maybe get motivated to set up my spring garden to be ready to do year round gardening next year.
This book is an excellent resource for cold weather gardening especially those in the northwest. If you thought it might not be possible to grow much in the pacifc northwest winter this book will be an eye opener.
This is my all time favorite gardening book. The author knows the Northwest and gardening in the Northwest wet climate. Her advise on locating a winter garden and vegetable choices are great. I have used this book since the seventies and found it a valuable resource.
I really love how strait forward this book is. The author tells you what you need to know so you can use it right away. Unlike some other books that give you a large amount of information that your brains says "there is a lot of information here were do I begin?." The author just jumps right in so you can learn what she learned, and try it for yourself. Learning is the best teacher.
I have lived all over the country, and each area has its own set of problems and advantages -If you live and garden in the Pacific NorthWest, particularly in the "Maritime" regions, then this book is a must.
This book did not contain more than basic beginners information-lacked substance.I would not recommend this book to any experienced gardeners.
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