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Grow More Food with Less Work in any Yard Backyard Bounty is very likely the best book ever written on growing food in the Pacific Northwest, and it sets a whole new standard for garden writing. ... All growers should own this amazing and insightful book, and we should refer back to it often. - Mark MacDonald, West Coast Seeds THIS COMPLETELY UPDATED and expanded guide to year-round growing on the West Coast from author and master gardener Linda Gilkeson will demystify gardening, bringing it back to the down-to-earth, environmentally practical activity that anyone can enjoy. Packed with a…mehr

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Grow More Food with Less Work in any Yard Backyard Bounty is very likely the best book ever written on growing food in the Pacific Northwest, and it sets a whole new standard for garden writing. ... All growers should own this amazing and insightful book, and we should refer back to it often. - Mark MacDonald, West Coast Seeds THIS COMPLETELY UPDATED and expanded guide to year-round growing on the West Coast from author and master gardener Linda Gilkeson will demystify gardening, bringing it back to the down-to-earth, environmentally practical activity that anyone can enjoy. Packed with a wealth of information specific to the West Coast, Backyard Bounty covers: * Planning your garden and preparing the soil * Organic fertilizers and simplified composting * Planting for winter harvests and intensive planting schedules * Adapting to extreme weather and changing climate * Greenhouses, tunnels, and containers * Organic pest, disease, and weed management Covering everything you need to know to grow a successful garden, this complete guide emphasizes low-maintenance methods, covers problems related to common pests and climate concerns, includes a monthly garden schedule for year-round planting and harvesting, and features plant profiles for everything from apples to zucchini. ... this new edition adds more listings to the detailed fruit and vegetable profiles, updates variety choices, and supplies practical information on dealing with common pests and diseases, including new ones to our region. - Helen Chesnut, Garden columnist, Times Colonist LINDA GILKESON is a keen organic gardener with over 30 years of gardening experience on the West Coast. Linda is a regular instructor in Master Gardener programs and is kept busy giving workshops on organic gardening and pest management for community education den clubs, and other groups. Linda currently lives on Salt Spring Island, where she enjoys harvesting food from her garden all year round. Visit her web site: lindagilkeson.ca
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: NEW SOC PR
  • Revised and Exp
  • Seitenzahl: 384
  • Erscheinungstermin: 20. März 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 224mm x 191mm x 30mm
  • Gewicht: 703g
  • ISBN-13: 9780865718418
  • ISBN-10: 0865718415
  • Artikelnr.: 48853956
Autorenporträt
Linda Gilkeson is a keen organic gardener with a passion for insects and 25 years of gardening experience on the west coast. After earning a Ph.D. in entomology, she worked as the research director of a biological control company and then for the British Columbia government coordinating programs to reduce pesticide use in the province. She is the author of Year Around Harvest: Winter Gardening on the Coast and West Coast Gardening: Natural Insect, Weed and Disease Control , as well as the first edition of Backyard Bounty , which has sold over 10,000 copies. Linda is a regular instructor in Master Gardener programs and is kept busy giving courses and workshops on organic gardening and pest management for community education programs, garden clubs and other groups. She has received a Queen's Jubilee medal and an outstanding achievement award from the Professional Pest Management Association of BC. Linda currently lives on Salt Spring Island where she enjoys harvesting food from her garden all year round. Visit her web site: lindagilkeson.ca.
Inhaltsangabe
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Our Gardening Climate and How Plants Grow
Chapter 2: Planning a Productive Garden
Chapter 3: Preparing the Soil
Chapter 4: Basic Methods for Growing Vegetables
Chapter 5: Starting Seedlings and Saving Seeds
Chapter 6 Basic Methods for Growing Fruit
Chapter 7 Food Crops in Greenhouses and Containers
Chapter 8 Year-round Gardening Calendar
Chapter 9 Managing Pests and Problems
Chapter 10 A to Z Vegetables
Chapter 11 A to Z Fruit
Resources
Index
About the Author
About New Society Publishers