Cold-Climate Gardening: How to Extend Your Growing Season by at Least 30 Days

Cold-Climate Gardening: How to Extend Your Growing Season by at Least 30 Days


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Gardening in colder regions means dealing with early and late frosts, arctic winds, and inhospitable terrain. Sharing knowledge gained from years of gardening in northern Vermont, Lewis Hill provides proven methods for growing abundant vegetables and maintaining a beautiful landscape as you work around even the harshest of winters. With a variety of techniques for extending the growing season, protecting vulnerable plantings, and cultivating cold-tolerant species, you’ll soon be enjoying a thriving garden, no matter how cold it gets where you live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882664415
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/02/1987
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 807,984
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.

Table of Contents



1. The Challenges of Climate and Weather

2. Gettting the Most Out of the Growing Season

3. How to Lengthen the Growing Season


4. Growing Vegetables

5. Tree Fruits

6. The Berry Patch

7. Grapes for the North

8. Growing Nuts in the North

9. Perennial Foods and Herbs

10. Grains


11. Planning and Planting

12. Shade Trees and Evergreens

13. Ornamental Shrubs

14. Growing Flowers in the North

15. Hedges for the North

16. Lawns

17. Ground Covers and Vines



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