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How To Grow Winter Vegetables

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It is possible, with the help of this book, to enjoy an abundance of vegetables at the darkest time of year, whether stored or ready for harvesting when needed. It also covers growing for the “hungry gap” from April to early June. Not much grows in winter, but a well-organized plot may nonetheless be quite full. This book helps gardeners plan carefully, and well ahead, sowing and planting at specific times through the year. The main part of the book is an extensive month-by-month sowing, planting, and growing ...

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Overview

It is possible, with the help of this book, to enjoy an abundance of vegetables at the darkest time of year, whether stored or ready for harvesting when needed. It also covers growing for the “hungry gap” from April to early June. Not much grows in winter, but a well-organized plot may nonetheless be quite full. This book helps gardeners plan carefully, and well ahead, sowing and planting at specific times through the year. The main part of the book is an extensive month-by-month sowing, planting, and growing calendar. Further sections cover harvesting—from garlic in July right through to the last of the overwintered greens in May—and storing your produce. Many salads can be grown in winters, especially with a little protection from fleece, cloches, or larger structures. The book includes a whole section on frost-hardy salad plants, explaining how to ensure harvests of fresh leaves throughout winter. The beauty of winter and its produce is captured in glorious photographs from the author's garden.

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Editorial Reviews

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“An invaluable book, intelligent of course, and inspiring too.”  —Anna Pavord, gardening correspondent, the Independent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781900322881
  • Publisher: UIT Cambridge
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 679,292
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Dowding has been growing organic vegetables commercially for 30 years, without soil cultivation. He is the author of Organic Gardening and Salad Leaves. He also writes articles for several gardening publications, lectures, and runs courses on how best to look after soil and plants.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 Winter's potential

Chapter 1 A forgotten season 12

Chapter 2 A winter's scene 20

Part 2 Preparing for winter

Chapter 3 Looking after your soil 30

Chapter 4 Making your own compost 42

Chapter 5 What to grow for winter 52

Chapter 6 Tips for sowing & planting 66

Part 3 Sowing, planting & growing calendar

Chapter 7 Sowing & planting in spring 80

Chapter 8 Sowing & planting in early summer 106

Chapter 9 Sowing & planting in late summer & autumn 124

Part 4 Winter harvests

Chapter 10 Winter harvests calendar 148

Chapter 11 Winter & hungry gap vegetables A-Z 156

Part 5 Stored harvests

Chapter 12 Principles of storing for winter 172

Chapter 13 Vegetables for winter storage A-Z 178

Part 6 Winter vegetables under cover

Chapter 14 Under-cover growing 188

Chapter 15 An amazing array of vegetables 200

Resources 225

Index 227

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