Best audience: Gardeners in cold to temperate climates who want to learn how to garden year-round
I left a very cold climate (Minnesota) for a far more temperate one (Oregon) in part so I could garden year-round. Ironically, it was in Oregon that I learned about Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition by Elliot Coleman.
Elliot is an excellent gardener who’s managed to raise a wide variety of crops all year-round with simple techniques, like cloches and cold frames, crop rotation, and wise planting. The ironic part of me finding his book after I moved to Oregon is that Eliot gardens year-round in his home in Maine, a climate every bit as cold and challenging as my native Minnesota.
Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition covers everything from planning your garden to soil structure and composting, supportive garden structures and strategies to what and when to plant. For beginners, Elliot’s work is a terrific place to start. He’s practical and offers a lot of good advice for getting started. Gardeners with loads of experience who want to extend their growing season will find great ideas and inspiration.
I love Elliot’s easy, conversational approach. He makes growing year-round sound easy. His suggestions are inspiring and practical. He offers a lot of wonderful stories alongside the how-tos, making Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition an enjoyable read.
Bottom Line: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition by Elliot Coleman has earned a permanent place on my bookshelf.
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