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    DescriptionIf you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United States has more winter sunshine than the south of France. He shows how North American gardeners can successfully use that sun to raise a wide variety of traditional winter vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic covered tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. Coleman expands upon his own experiences with new ideas learned on a winter-vegetable pilgrimage across the ocean to the acknowledged kingdom of vegetable cuisine, the southern part of France, which lies on the 44th parallel, the same latitude as his farm in Maine. This story of sunshine, weather patterns, old limitations and expectations, and new realities is delightfully innovative in the best gardening tradition. Four-Season Harvest will have you feasting on fresh produce from your garden all through the winter. To learn more about the possibility of a four-season farm, please visit Coleman's website www.fourseasonfarm.com.


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    Title
    Four-season Harvest
    Subtitle
    Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eliot Coleman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 236
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781890132279
    ISBN 10: 1890132276
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    DC21: 635.0484
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    BIC subject category V2: WMPF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    DC22: 635.0484
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BISAC V2.8: GAR025000
    DC22: 635/.0484
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A71525600
    BIC subject category V2: WMQF
    BISAC V2.8: GAR016000
    B&T Approval Code: A71580000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SB324.3 .C64 1999
    Thema V1.0: WMP, WMQF
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Black and White Line Drawings, 8-Page Color Insert
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Publication date
    01 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Review quote
    Publishers Weekly-From first sentence to last, Coleman's ( The New Organic Gardener ) book is a delight--an earnest guide written with an impish sense of humor. It will refresh anyone who wants to get the most from a vegetable garden yet doesn't want to devote too much time and energy to the process. Apparently Coleman thoroughly enjoys every phase of gardening--from planting crops to weeding. Who else has ever suggested, only half in jest, dancing with a hoe? Or keeping a pair of ducks for pest patrol? This is that kind of book. It's also a book full of valuable information on how to harvest fresh vegetables and salad ingredients literally year-round--yet without an expensive greenhouse or indoor light garden set-up. Coleman combines succession planting (small sowings three or more times, rather than one big endeavor) with cold-frame growing in the winter months. He includes how-tos for building simple cold-frames. Given the fact that he lives in Maine, his advice seems all the more reliable. He believes in simplicity ("If what I am doing in the garden seems complicated, it is probably wrong"), seasonality (tomatoes in summer, broccoli in fall, mache in February) and diplomacy in the garden (which "has more to teach us than just how to grow food"). Here, his philosophy of organic growing is shared easily. The book concludes with an extensive chapter on the vegetables that comprise his "cast of characters." Illustrated. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.