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

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

byNiki JabbourPhotographerJoseph De Sciose

Paperback | December 14, 2011

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Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.
Niki Jabbour is the award-winning author of Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix, The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, and Groundbreaking Food Gardens. Her work is found in Fine Gardening, Garden Making, Birds & Blooms, Horticulture, and other publications, and she speaks widely on food gardening at events and shows across North America. S...
Title:The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You…Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 10.88 × 8.56 × 0.69 inPublished:December 14, 2011Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1603425683

ISBN - 13:9781603425681

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read I loved it, great info provided, loved that it is Canadian based, perfect for a rookie gardener.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Year round vegetable gardener Great book! Especially good for anyone from Canada - it actually deals with the weather you would find in our colder climates, rather than just cooler ones. This is rare. Great information and pictures with neat insights and ideas.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very interesting! I just got the book, and it gives so much information on the type of veggies you can grow in cold weather like mine!
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book from the maritimes! love opening this book every time! so much helpful information.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good a great book to learn about vegetable gardening.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should Be In Every Home-Gardener's Library! This was one of the first books I purchased when I started vegetable gardening 5 years ago. It is well-organized, beautifully laid out with colorful, captivating photos, and contains much information on how to grow vegetables year-round in a Maritime Climate. Niki offers an A-Z list of vegetables, with information on how to grow them in each of the four seasons, in addition to suggestions of tried and true varieties to grow. In my opinion, this book is a must-have for the Maritime gardener, chock full of useful information!
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to start for the beginner! This will be my second year planting a vegetable garden - since I didn't get much crop last year I decided I really needed to 'plan' this one better. I really want to be able to grow my own food, yet my house is currently where plants go to die. I really found this book helpful - great guide with recommendations on plant varieties, when to plant, basic plant care. I feel much more confident after having read this about my garden success for the upcoming year. I am not quite up to a true 'year-round' garden but it is great even if you just plant in the summer.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Reference Well laid out and very relevant.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Terrific book. Love that the author is Canadian battling a Canadian winter and still growing great veg. I plan to do the same with the help of this book.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from East Coast Gardener Being from the East Coast, I found the advice and recommendations to be very useful. I especially liked the planting timelines at the bottom of the individual plant descriptions and the step by step instructions on how she builds her cold frames.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential for Gardeners Nicky covers a lot of vegetables and also how to rotate vegetables and how to do a 4 season and intensive gardening. This is my go-to book
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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!
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Table of Contents


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

Building Dany's Cold Frame
Succession Planting and Interplanting Charts