book review - Four-Season Harvest - Eliot Coleman

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  1. gobug

    gobug Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I just bought a new garden book: Four-Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman.

    Eliot lives in Maine and produces organic vegetables without a heated greenhouse all year long. He studied French gardening techniques and added some of his own to create an easily understood and simple gardening style that beginners and experts alike will find easy to learn. Anyone interested in eating fresh garden produce year around should consider this book. The illustrations are good and the writing is easy to follow and understand. He has lots of information on making things cheaply as well as instructions for growing specific plants in extreme conditions. You won't find out how to get tomatoes in the winter. You will get a list of plants and tricks for getting them to produce year around.

    I highly recommend this book.
    Gary
     
  2. sbeerman

    sbeerman Well-Known Member

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    I have this book too. Sure would love to see a report on this years crop after the cold weather there this year.
    I also recommend this book.
     

  3. gobug

    gobug Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Is it a new book for you too, or have you tried some of the techniques?

    I am anxious to try a few things here in Denver.
     
  4. flutemandolin

    flutemandolin mark an eight, dude!

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    I have this book too, but I haven't tried any of the techniques yet. However, the book is a good reference for organic gardening in general.