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The Winter Harvest Handbook : Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses - Eliot Coleman

The Winter Harvest Handbook

Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses

By: Eliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch (Photographer)

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Published: 21st August 2009
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Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that’s taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in Harborside, Maine.

Now, with his long-awaited new book, The Winter Harvest Handbook, anyone can have access to his hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters.

Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and gardeners adopted from The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses.

Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm.

His painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30 different crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders, and experienced home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons.

A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”

The winter harvest -- Historical inspiration -- Getting started -- The yearly schedule -- Sunlight -- The "cold" greenhouse -- The "cool" greenhouse -- Winter crops -- Summer crops -- Greenhouse design -- Year-round intensive cropping -- Soil preparation -- Sowing -- Weed control -- Harvesting in winter -- Marketing and economics -- Pests -- Insects and diseases -- Tools for the small farm -- Deep-organic farming and the small farm.

ISBN: 9781603582100
ISBN-10: 160358210X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 21st August 2009