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

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

by Niki Jabbour
Photographed by Joseph De Sciose

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

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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, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.39 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

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

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

by Niki Jabbour
Photographed by Joseph De Sciose

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.39 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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