How to Grow Winter Vegetables Paperback
How to Grow Winter Vegetables shows that it is possible to enjoy an abundance of vegetables at the darkest time of year, whether stored or ready for harvesting when needed.
It also covers growing for the 'hungry gap' from April to early June.
Not much grows in winter, but a well-organised plot may nonetheless be quite full.
You need to plan carefully, and well ahead (as early as spring) for sowing and planting at specific times through the year, so the main part of the book is an extensive month-by-month sowing, planting and growing calendar.
Further sections cover harvesting, from garlic in July right through to the last of the overwintered greens in May, and storing your produce.
Many salads can be grown in winter, especially with a little protection from fleece, cloches or larger structures.
The book includes a whole section on frost-hardy salad plants, explaining how to ensure harvests of fresh leaves throughout winter.
The beauty of winter and its produce is captured in glorious photographs from the author's garden.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 232 pages, col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Green Books
- Publication Date: 20/01/2011
- Category: Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables
- ISBN: 9781900322881
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Review by ruric
Excellent guide to gorwing vegetables over winter, easy to read text and lots of photographs to clarify and illustrate. Six basic chapters - begins with potential for growing over winter crops in the UK. Chapter 2 covers soil & compost preparation, what veg to grow and gives tips on sowing and planting. Chapter 3 covers sowing, planting & growing lookig at what can be sown in spring, summer and autumn/winter to ensure crop availability over winter months. Chapters 4 & 5 deal with winter harvesting & storing. The final chapter covers growing veg under cover during the winter months.