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With all the information you need to use your polytunnel to its full potential, this book shows make the most of this precious covered space. It includes a detailed crop-by-crop guide to the growing year, dedicated chapters on growing for each season, and a sowing and harvesting calendar to help with planning. You'll be harvesting fresh crops all year round-sweet potatoes and late celery in November; winter radish, baby carrots, and celeriac in early February; and salad leaves right through the winter. Even during the "hungry gap" you'll have a choice of new potatoes, pak choi, peas, tender cabbages, beetroot, and more with the help of this essential guide.
"Andy and Mark are fast becoming Britain's polytunnel gurus. This is an excellent sequel to The Polytunnel Handbook, and will show you how to make productive use of every square inch of space." * Simon McEwan, Editor, Country Smallholding * "This beautifully presented book covers every possible aspect of polytunnel growing. It will give kitchen gardeners the expertise and confidence they need to get the very best from their tunnel." * Benedict Vanheems, Editor, Grow it! * "What I like about this book is the two writers not only clearly know their stuff, they are also very capable of sharing their knowledge. In the plants for the polytunnel section there are nice diagrams heading each vegetable making it a quick reference much in the same way as Hessyan's expert series." * Self Sufficient-ish Website - 4 November 2010 * "The authors' [...] enthusiasm will draw you in. The book will give you all you need to know about preparing the site, choosing the right polytunnel, setting it up and maintaining it." * Positive News - Winter 10/11 * "From planning your first growing year, to rotating your crops, dealing with pests and keeping the soil at its finest this book will have you up and running in no time." * South Wales Argus * "I like the simple plan for year one, the was it is divided into seasons month-by-month with preparation, sowing, growing, harvesting and problem solving tips including all possible pests for every fruit or veg covered." * Permaculture Magazine *
Introduction 1 Through the seasons 2 The tunnel's first year 3 Winter 4 Spring 5 The hungry gap 6 Summer 7 Autumn 8 Plants for the polytunnel 9 Seed saving 10 Dealing with pests and diseases 11 Looking after the soil Resources
ISBN: 9781900322720 ISBN-10: 1900322722 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 192 Published: 1st October 2010 Publisher: Green Books Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7
Weight (kg): 0.42