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The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You…

by Niki Jabbour
Photographed by Joseph De Sciose

Storey Publishing, LLC | December 14, 2011 | Trade Paperback

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
The first frost used to be the end of the vegetable gardening season - but not anymore! In The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, Nova Scotia-based gardener and writer Niki Jabbour shares her secrets for growing food during every month of the year. Her season-defying techniques, developed in her own home garden where short summers and low levels of winter sunlight create the ultimate challenge, are doable, affordable, and rewarding for gardeners in any location where frost has traditionally ended the growing season.

Jabbour explains how to make every month a vegetable-gardening month. She provides in-depth instruction for all of her time-tested techniques, including selecting the best varieties for each season, mastering the art of succession planting, and maximizing the use of space throughout the year to increase production. She also offers complete instructions for making affordable protective structures that keep vegetables viable and delicious throughout the colder months. 

What could be more amazing than harvesting fresh greens in February? Jabbour''s proven, accessible methods make this dream possible for food gardeners everywhere.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 10.88 × 8.56 × 0.69 in

Published: December 14, 2011

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1603425683

ISBN - 13: 9781603425681

Found in: Home and Garden

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great resource for the home gardener This book has impressed me from the second I picked it up! The large glossy hardcover with stunning pictures caught my eye immediately, but more importantly the details on specific vegetable varieties and tips for prolonging their season are really helpful. The writing style is engaging and I have picked it up everyday for the last few weeks to look up some detail or other. It is good enough that it hasn't made to the library yet, it remains on the kitchen table for daily use!
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entertaining and Inspiring I have been growing vegetables in my back yard for years, and reading Niki's book I feel inspired to step it up a notch and extend my short growing season into fall and beyond. This book has many layers of information for the beginning to advanced gardener. Niki lives and breathes gardening and her enthusiasm is infectious. Not afraid to admit her own past mistakes, Niki shows that anyone can "dig in" and produce tasty home vegetables with minimal investment, following some time-honoured principles and using materials at hand. I can't wait to harvest salad greens in the middle of next winter! You will not regret buying this book, even if you remain a summer gardener.
Date published: 2012-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolute must-read for veggie gardeners When you live in chilly climates, gardening is always a race against the clock. “Get those seeds in on time so we can harvest the veggies before the frost hits!” Wouldn’t it be great if we could have a longer growing season? This book tells you exactly how to work around Mother Nature so you can start planting earlier and keep harvesting well into the winter. And what’s more, the techniques in this book are so simple! Reading Niki Jabbour’s writing is like chatting with a friend, and the passion she brings to the art of gardening is truly infectious. From garden setup to veggie descriptions, from rotating your plants to ”tricking” cool-weather veggies into growing in the summer, this book is jam-packed with useful information and encourages readers to experiment and “play” with the garden. And the book is laid out beautifully. It starts with the basics of year-round gardening, including how to prepare your space and where and how you should plant. Next up is a section that includes descriptions of just about any type of vegetable or herb you might want to plant. From arugula and asparagus to turnips and winter squash, this section covers how they taste, exactly when to plant, when to harvest, and a list of the author’s favourite varieties. The entire book is written in Niki’s light, easy style and is accompanied by gorgeous photos to help you along. I have never been more excited to start my garden, and I definitely recommend this book for other veggie gardeners!
Date published: 2012-02-01

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The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You…

by Niki Jabbour
Photographed by Joseph De Sciose

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 10.88 × 8.56 × 0.69 in

Published: December 14, 2011

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1603425683

ISBN - 13: 9781603425681

About the Book

Most gardeners think that when the first frost hits, the vegetable gardening season is over -- but that's all about to change! In "The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener," Nova Scotia-based gardener and writer Niki Jabbour shares her secrets for growing food during every month of the year. Her season-defying techniques, developed in her own home garden where short summers and low levels of winter sunlight create the ultimate challenge, are doable, affordable, and rewarding for gardeners in any location where frost has traditionally ended the growing season.Jabbour explains how to make every month a vegetable-gardening month. She provides in-depth instruction for all of her time-tested techniques, including selecting the best varieties for each season, mastering the art of succession planting, and maximizing the use of space throughout the year to increase production. She also offers complete instructions for making affordable protective structures that keep vegetables viable and delicious throughout the colder months. What could be more amazing than harvesting fresh greens in February? Jabbour's proven, accessible methods make this dream possible for food gardeners everywhere.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction

Part 1: Stretching the Growing Seasons
Chapter 1: Getting the Timing Right

Chapter 2: Intensive Planting

Chapter 3: Growing into Winter

Chapter 4: Designing Productive Gardens

Part 2: Growing the Right Crops
Chapter 5: Year-Round Vegetables * Arugula * Asparagus * Beans * Beets * Broccoli * Broccoli Raab * Brussels Sprouts * Cabbage * Carrots * Cauliflower * Celery & Celeriac * Claytonia * Collards * Corn * Cucumbers * Eggplant * Endive * Garlic * Kale * Kohlrabi * Leeks * Lettuce * Mache * Melons * Mibuna * Mizuna * Mustard * Onions * Pak Choi * Parsnips * Peas * Peppers * Potatoes * Radishes * Rutabagas * Spinach * Summer Squash * Sweet Potatoes * Swiss Chard * Tatsoi * Tomatoes * Turnips * Winter Squash

Chapter 6: Herbs * Basil * Chervil * Chives * Cilantro * Dill * Greek Oregano * Parsley * Rosemary * Sage * Thyme

Appendixes
Building Dany''s Cold Frame
Succession Planting and Interplanting Charts

Resources

Index

From the Publisher

The first frost used to be the end of the vegetable gardening season - but not anymore! In The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, Nova Scotia-based gardener and writer Niki Jabbour shares her secrets for growing food during every month of the year. Her season-defying techniques, developed in her own home garden where short summers and low levels of winter sunlight create the ultimate challenge, are doable, affordable, and rewarding for gardeners in any location where frost has traditionally ended the growing season.

Jabbour explains how to make every month a vegetable-gardening month. She provides in-depth instruction for all of her time-tested techniques, including selecting the best varieties for each season, mastering the art of succession planting, and maximizing the use of space throughout the year to increase production. She also offers complete instructions for making affordable protective structures that keep vegetables viable and delicious throughout the colder months. 

What could be more amazing than harvesting fresh greens in February? Jabbour''s proven, accessible methods make this dream possible for food gardeners everywhere.

From the Jacket

Garden-Fresh Food Summer, Winter, and Every Time in Between

Make every month a vegetable gardening month with Niki Jabbour''s proven techniques for year-round growing and harvesting. Begin by planting your vegetables during the seasons they prefer -- tomatoes and peppers need summer sun and heat; asparagus and radishes thrive in cooler weather; and kale, lettuce, and scallions tolerate frost and come alive under winter sunshine. Apply Niki''s intensive gardening methods and some affordable and easy-to-assemble protective structures, and your vegetable garden will reward you with fresh, delicious produce even on short, cold winter days.

About the Author

Niki Jabbour is a food gardener and garden writer who lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her articles have appeared in Canadian Gardening, Garden Making, Gardens East, The Heirloom Gardener, and other publications. She is the host of The Weekend Gardener, a call-in radio show that airs throughout the Maritime provinces on News 95.7 FM and www.news957.com, and she blogs at www.yearroundveggiegardener.blogspot.com. Her garden boasts over 40 heirloom vegetables and herbs that keep her family eating fresh food year-round.

Award-winning photographer Joseph De Sciose is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in numerous books and magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, Country Living Gardener, House & Garden, and Country Home.

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