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

by Lewis Hill


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Early and late frosts, arctic winds, and inhospitable terrain are just a few of the obstacles facing those who garden in the icebox region of the United States and Canada. Lewis Hill has spent a lifetime in northern Vermont and is undaunted by the challenges of weather and climate.

Cold-Climate Gardening is an invaluable guide for northern gardeners, showing how to protect vulnerable plantings, warm up the soil earlier, and choose species appropriate to your area. Not just for those who live in the snow belt, this book will also be useful to those who garden in microclimates (such as deep valleys or hillsides) or for those who want to extend their gardening season in any climate. Horticulture has deemed this "an immensely useful book...written with style, wit, and clarity."

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882664415
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/02/1987
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 374,425
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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