Four Season Harvest

Author: Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603582070
Size: 17.44 MB
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If you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United States has more winter sunshine than the south of France. He shows how North American gardeners can successfully use that sun to raise a wide variety of traditional winter vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic covered tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. Coleman expands upon his own experiences with new ideas learned on a winter-vegetable pilgrimage across the ocean to the acknowledged kingdom of vegetable cuisine, the southern part of France, which lies on the 44th parallel, the same latitude as his farm in Maine. This story of sunshine, weather patterns, old limitations and expectations, and new realities is delightfully innovative in the best gardening tradition. Four-Season Harvest will have you feasting on fresh produce from your garden all through the winter. To learn more about the possibility of a four-season farm, please visit Coleman's website

The Winter Harvest Handbook

Author: Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603582100
Size: 17.29 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.”

Handbuch Winterg Rtnerei

Author: Wolfgang Palme
Publisher: Löwenzahn Verlag
ISBN: 9783706627672
Size: 13.16 MB
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ERNTEN SIE KNACKIGES BIOGEMÜSE JETZT AUCH IM WINTER! Der Bio-Pionier und erfolgreiche Biogärtner Eliot Coleman erklärt, wie engagierte Biogärtner im Winter Ihr Gemüse ohne zusätzliche Heizkosten anbauen können! Sie erfahren, welche Gemüsesorten am besten geeignet sind, was eine kluge Fruchtfolge ist und wie der Schutz vor Kälte im ungeheizten Gewächshaus oder im Folientunnel funktioniert. Ausführliche Tabellen mit Sortenempfehlungen und durchdachten Anbauplänen zeigen übersichtlich, wann Sie welche Sorten am besten auspflanzen und ernten können. Dank des umfangreichen Registers können Sie die Inhalte jederzeit nachschlagen. Ausgehend von alten, europäischen Anbautechniken zeigt Coleman unzählige Möglichkeiten auf, die Wintermonate für die Gemüseernte auf ökologische Art und Weise zu nutzen. Eine europäische Klimakarte, Weblinks zu Tageslängentabellen für den gesamten deutschen Sprachraum und lokale Bezugsquellen in D/A/CH bringen das alte Wissen zurück in mitteleuropäische Gärten und Felder. Frischer Spinat im November? Knackiger Salat im Februar? Die Winterpause für Ihren Biogarten ist vorbei, denn Kälte sorgt für besonders zartes und aromatisches Gemüse. Seine Ideen und anschaulichen Anleitungen sind eine wertvolle Inspirationsquelle für engagierte Biogärtner, Biobauern und Selbstversorger. • das Standardwerk für Selbstversorger, Profigärtner und engagierte Hobbygärtner • der USA-Bestseller Winterharvest Handbook jetzt auf Deutsch • erprobtes Wissen und jahrelang gesammelte Erfahrungswerte vom Experten • für den kleinen Biogarten, den Selbstversorgergarten oder die Biolandwirtschaft • wichtige Grundregeln und Techniken detailliert und verständlich erklärt • neueste Erkenntnisse zum Winteranbau im eigenen Biogarten • zahlreiche Farbfotos, Grafiken und Anbaupläne

Taylor S Guide To Heirloom Vegetables

Author: Benjamin Watson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395708184
Size: 14.98 MB
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This Taylor's Guide sorts out the best heirloom vegetables and tells readers where to find them. These varieties, at least fifty years old, have usually been preserved by regional, ethnic, or family groups, although some, like Golden Bantam corn, are still widely popular today.

Mini Farming

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781626367753
Size: 10.17 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-suf?ciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.

Extend Your Garden Season Row Covers And Mulches

Author: Fred Stetson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603426114
Size: 11.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.