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

Paperback | December 14, 2011

byNiki JabbourPhotographed byJoseph De Sciose

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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, Nikki 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.

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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, Nikki 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 inex...

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Garden-Fresh Food Summer, Winter, and Every Time in BetweenMake 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 w...

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 an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 10.88 × 8.56 × 0.69 inPublished:December 14, 2011Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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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

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