A thoroughly dedicated survival gardener does his or her best to grow edibles throughout the winter. Eliot Coleman paves the way with The Winter Harvest Handbook.
What if you could grow carrots, radishes, beets and more in the cold months of the year? You’ve got to hand it to the man who can grow lettuce in Maine in January.
Coleman’s book is a Bible for small farmers and gardeners who can make use of a greenhouse or other cold weather season extenders without using much energy in the process. Plus, he believes in sustainable farming and promotes organic methods.
Coleman says attention to detail is key. He provides plenty of his own in chapters that cover the yearly schedule, greenhouse design, weed control, marketing, and more. His techniques are practical and proven, which has earned him a devoted following.
When it comes to growing crops over winter, why reinvent the wheel yourself? Coleman has researched and experimented with 30 different root crops and greens, making The Winter Harvest Handbook valuable for homesteaders, market gardeners and survival gardeners.
For successful winter gardening, you need cold hardy vegetables, succession planting and protected cultivation. Plants need shelter from winter winds. You’ll be glad to know you don’t need fancy lighting systems for growing outdoors.
Get The Winter Harvest Handbook by clicking on the book’s title wherever you see it linked in this post. The page where the book is featured will open in a new window, and you can place your order from there.
Granted, you may not be able to grow tomatoes over winter outdoors, but you can have plenty of lettuce, spinach, onions, and more when you follow Eliot Coleman’s guidance. Get his book today for yourself or buy one to pass along to another survival gardener.