The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live [NOOK Book]

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The first frost used to be the end of the vegetable gardening season — but not anymore! In The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, Nova Scotia–based gardener and writer Niki Jabbour shares her secrets for growing food during every month of the year. Her season-defying techniques, developed in her own home garden where short summers and low levels of winter sunlight create the ultimate challenge, are doable, affordable, and rewarding for gardeners in...
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The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live

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Overview

The first frost used to be the end of the vegetable gardening season — but not anymore! In The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, Nova Scotia–based gardener and writer Niki Jabbour shares her secrets for growing food during every month of the year. Her season-defying techniques, developed in her own home garden where short summers and low levels of winter sunlight create the ultimate challenge, are doable, affordable, and rewarding for gardeners in any location where frost has traditionally ended the growing season.

Jabbour explains how to make every month a vegetable-gardening month. She provides in-depth instruction for all of her time-tested techniques, including selecting the best varieties for each season, mastering the art of succession planting, and maximizing the use of space throughout the year to increase production. She also offers complete instructions for making affordable protective structures that keep vegetables viable and delicious throughout the colder months.

What could be more amazing than harvesting fresh greens in February? Jabbour’s proven, accessible methods make this dream possible for food gardeners everywhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603427852
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 12/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 129,171
  • File size: 35 MB
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Meet the Author

Award-winning photographer Joseph De Sciose is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in numerous books and magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, Country Living Gardener, House & Garden, and Country Home.

Niki Jabbour is a food gardener and garden writer who lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her articles have appeared in Canadian Gardening, Garden Making, Gardens East, The Heirloom Gardener, and other publications. She is the host of The Weekend Gardener, a call-in radio show that airs throughout the Maritime provinces on News 95.7 FM and news957.com, and she blogs at yearroundveggiegardener.blogspot.com. Her garden boasts over 40 heirloom vegetables and herbs that keep her family eating fresh food year-round.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction

Part 1: Stretching the Growing Seasons
Chapter 1: Getting the Timing Right

Chapter 2: Intensive Planting

Chapter 3: Growing into Winter

Chapter 4: Designing Productive Gardens

Part 2: Growing the Right Crops
Chapter 5: Year-Round Vegetables * Arugula * Asparagus * Beans * Beets * Broccoli * Broccoli Raab * Brussels Sprouts * Cabbage * Carrots * Cauliflower * Celery & Celeriac * Claytonia * Collards * Corn * Cucumbers * Eggplant * Endive * Garlic * Kale * Kohlrabi * Leeks * Lettuce * Mache * Melons * Mibuna * Mizuna * Mustard * Onions * Pak Choi * Parsnips * Peas * Peppers * Potatoes * Radishes * Rutabagas * Spinach * Summer Squash * Sweet Potatoes * Swiss Chard * Tatsoi * Tomatoes * Turnips * Winter Squash

Chapter 6: Herbs * Basil * Chervil * Chives * Cilantro * Dill * Greek Oregano * Parsley * Rosemary * Sage * Thyme

Appendixes
Building Dany's Cold Frame
Succession Planting and Interplanting Charts

Resources

Index
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  • Posted February 3, 2013

    I love the ideas in this book. I just wish there was more infor

    I love the ideas in this book. I just wish there was more information for different regions.

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    Posted June 12, 2014

    very well written and quite informative

    very well written and quite informative

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  • Posted July 29, 2013

    helpful resource

    Preparation and timing are two of my greatest challenges as a novice vegetable gardener. This attractive ebook, complete with easily navigable links and helpful resources, is a welcome addition to my "growing" library.

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