by Niki Jabbour
For those who live in a four-season climate, this book covers a wide range of techniques you can use to grow vegetables virtually year round. Jabbour simplifies the growing cycle into cool, warm and cold periods, and explains how to time your crops to grow in their preferred seasons.
Supplemented with charts and color photos, the book offers guidance on intensive planting, intercropping, succession planting and other ways to ensure a continual harvest, even in winter. It provides detailed instructions on growing and harvesting 43 vegetable varieties, including cool-weather crops such as kale, leeks, carrots, parsnips, spinach, arugula and ten herbs.
Along with tips on building and using cold frames, row covers, raised beds and other structures that help extend the season, it includes useful reference materials such as a detailed chart that summarizes the key considerations for growing all the crops featured.
Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 247 pages, 2011.