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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.
The full title of the book is The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses, by Eliot Coleman. Get your copy by clicking on the image of the book below. The Amazon.com page featuring the book will appear, and you can order from there by adding it to your cart.
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 from The Winter Harvest Handbook. Get a copy today for yourself or buy one to pass along to another survival gardener.