Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest: Cool Season Crops for the Year-Round Gardener [NOOK Book]

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Many gardeners can supply a significant amount of their own food during the plentiful summer harvest. But the key to substantial savings on your food bill is putting fresh, homegrown produce on your table every month of the year. And in the mild, forgiving climate of the maritime Pacific Northwest, it can be easier than you think.

In Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest, Binda Colebrook provides a complete guide to cool season crops and how to raise them. Gardeners from ...

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Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest: Cool Season Crops for the Year-Round Gardener

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Overview



Many gardeners can supply a significant amount of their own food during the plentiful summer harvest. But the key to substantial savings on your food bill is putting fresh, homegrown produce on your table every month of the year. And in the mild, forgiving climate of the maritime Pacific Northwest, it can be easier than you think.

In Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest, Binda Colebrook provides a complete guide to cool season crops and how to raise them. Gardeners from southeastern Alaska to southern Oregon will benefit from her clear, practical advice on:


*Selecting and preparing the ideal winter gardening site
*Maximizing production and minimizing pests with cloches, cold frames, mulches, and companion planting
*Choosing the best strains and hardiest varieties for a year-round growing season

An excellent companion volume to The Winter Harvest Cookbook, this revised and updated edition of the classic text will have you serving up fabulous alternatives to bland, expensive, and tasteless imported supermarket vegetables in no time. Whether your favorite meals include hearty roots or succulent greens, Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest will help you maximize your food production year round.

Binda Colebrook is a lifelong gardener who has extensive experience as a homesteader in western Washington. A widely recognized authority on raising cool season vegetables in the maritime Northwest, she has worked as a wetlands biologist and environmental interpreter. Now retired, she is developing her own property to maximize year-round food production, as well as restoring its native habitat.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550925005
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author


Binda Colebrook is a lifelong gardener whose Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest is widely recognized as the authoritative reference on the subject. As well as her extensive experience as a homesteader, Binda has worked as a wetlands biologist and environmental interpreter in the coastal Washington area. Now retired, she is developing her own property to maximize year round food production, as well as restoring its native habitat.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Preface to the Fourth Edition xv

Preface to the Fifth Edition xix

What This Book is About xxi

1 The Principles of Winter Gardening 1

Climate 1

Site 5

Light and Warmth 5

Drainage 7

Shelter 7

Soil 9

Green Manures (Cover Crops) 11

Mulches 14

Fallowing 14

Fertilizers 15

A Seed Breeder's Perspective 18

Varieties and Saving Seed 19

Saving Seed 21

Timing 24

2 Winter Gardening Mechanics 29

Starting Out 29

Beginner's Easy and Very Hardy List 29

Spacing 30

Beds 30

Rotation 31

Winter Weeds 32

Picking Your Produce and Eating it 32

Self-Confidence 34

3 Cloches, Frames and Polytunnels 37

Introduction 37

Walls and Terraces 39

A Bit of History 40

Cloches 41

Low Polytunnels 42

Window Frames 43

High Tunnels/Hoophouses 44

4 Sharecroppers 45

Cabbage Aphid 47

Cabbage Looper and Imported Cabbageworms 48

Cabbage Maggot 49

Carrot Rust Flies 55

Lettuce Root Aphids 56

Slugs and Snails 57

Flea Beetles 60

Cutworms, Climbing Cutworms and Pill Bugs 60

Diseases 60

Onion Rust 61

Clubroot 62

5 Which Vegetables and Herbs to Grow 63

Introduction 63

Using This Guide 63

Terminology 64

Hardiness 64

Sowing Dates 65

Varieties 65

Crucifers 67

Broccoli 68

Brussels Sprouts 69

Cabbage 71

Cauliflower 74

Chinese Cabbage 75

Collards 76

Cress 77

Kale 77

Kohlrabi 86

Mustards So

Raab/Rapa 81

Radish 82

Rocket/Arugula 82

Rutabaga/Swede 83

Seakale 83

Turnip 83

Watercress 84

Onions 84

Garlic 84

Leeks 85

Overwintering Onions 86

Japanese Onions (Scallions) 86

Top-Set Onions 87

Other Vegetables 88

Beets 88

Broad Bean/Fava 88

Burdock 89

Cardoons 89

Carrots 90

Celery 91

Celeriac 92

Chickweed 92

Chicory 94

Corn Salad/ Mache/Lamb's Lettuce 95

Dandelion 96

Endive 96

Florence Fennel 96

Jerusalem Artichoke 97

Lettuce 97

Early Spring Varieties 98

Fall Varieties 99

Overwintering Varieties 99

New Zealand Spinach 99

Parsley 99

Parsnip 100

Peas 100

Rapunzel 101

Salsify/Oyster Plant 101

Scorzonera 101

Skirret 102

Spinach 102

Swiss Chard 103

Herbs 104

Alexanders 105

Anise Hyssop 105

Chervil 105

Chinese Chives/Garlic Chives 106

Chives 106

Chrysanthemums 107

Coriander/Cilantro/Chinese Parsley 107

Fennel 107

Horseradish 108

Lovage 108

Miner's Lettuce 108

Mints 108

Oregano 109

Primrose 109

Rosemary 109

Sage 109

Salad Burnet 109

Shepherd's Purse 110

Sorrel 110

Thyme 110

Valerian 111

Violets 111

Wintergreen/Teaberry 111

Winter Savory 111

Yerba Buena 111

Afterword: Food Warrior 113

Appendix A Seed Companies and Other Resources 115

Seed Companies 115

Nurseries and Suppliers 122

Organizations 124

Local and Regional Groups Involved with Native Vegetation 127

References for Gardeners Outside the Northwest 128

In-Depth References 129

Appendix B Further Reading 131

For Gardeners in the Maritime Northwest 131

General Gardening 133

Historical Vegetable Gardening Books 135

Soil Fertility 135

Covers and Greenhouses 136

Invertebrate Identification, Habits and Sleuthing 137

Landscaping for Winter Aesthetics, Wildlife and Livestock 139

Nutrition and the Politics of Healthy Food Production 142

Pamphlets 142

Cookbooks 143

Videos 145

Periodicals 145

Appendix C Nutrients in Winter and Summer Vegetables 146

Appendix D A Year-Long Planting Guide 153

Index 173

About the Author 185

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