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Winter Gardening In The Maritime Northwest: Cool Season Crops For The Year-Round Gardener

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.In Winter 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 site Maximizing 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 to The 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 Northwest will help you maximize your food production year-round.Binda Colebrook is 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.

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: New Society Publishers; 5th ed. edition (May 22, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0865717087

ISBN-13: 978-0865717084

Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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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