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Paperback The 12-Month Gardener: Simple Strategies for Extending Your Growing Season Book

ISBN: 1579903843

ISBN13: 9781579903848

The 12-Month Gardener: Simple Strategies for Extending Your Growing Season

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"A solid guide to creating contraptions that can help you start gardening earlier and keep going longer." Chicago Tribune . "Beautifully produced...focuses on ways to inexpensively protect crops from low temperatures....Includes many full-color photographs showing apparatus used to protect crops....A tremendous pleasure to read." HortIdeas .

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

another book on year around gardening

A good book for a beginner with enough information to start. I'm an avid gardener for more then 30 years and i thought the book was just that a beginner book.

I am very excited about this book

If you like gardening - and winters make you sad - I think you will love this book. This is the perfect book for anyone who is a bit intimidated by season extension or has had difficulty with prior attempts and has been disheartened. I have had the book for three weeks out of the library and I have to buy it. It's just that good! The author goes into great detail on how to make an attempt at extending your growing season without this attempt costing you much money or time. The experience he shares through this book ensures success! He tells what ideas are impractical, and why, and gives plentiful advise on how to get the materials you need for the process for free or on the cheep. My favorite is this hint: volunteer to help change the covering on a commercial greenhouse. Nurseries take the plastic off a year before what is recommended and you can take a lot of quality surplus home for free if you just ask! And guess what? I took this book out from the library just before winter hit and I am proud to say that with the advice contained there in, I now, in January on a 15 degree day, have three red romaine lettuces, escarole and coriander growing happily - with no heat needed - with materials I already had around. It cost me nothing. I will definitely be building additional winter gardening contraptions once the ground thaws again, with this book as my guide. Happy gardening!

Excellent Book

This book has a wealth of wonderful ideas for the serious gardener who wants to extend her/his season. Although I do not intend to go to the lengths that the author does, I have gleened numerous ideas, many of which I have already put to use in the short time I have owned the book. If you are serious about extending your season, this is the book to buy!!

Just what I was looking for!

I love this book, and will refer to it often. Mr. Ashton has provided the reader with clear photos and excellent instructions for a large variety of season extenders. He also explains WHY he prefers certain materials over others.Reading this book, written by someone more experienced will be a big help to those of us just starting out.I can't wait to get started!
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