Backyard Bounty - Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
ISBN: 0865718415
EAN13: 9780865718418
Language: English
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 8.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Backyard Bounty - Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Book Overview
Grow more food, with less work, in any yard - now completely revised and expanded Are you itching to start your own garden or grow more in the one you have, but feel that gardening is too challenging or time-consuming for your busy schedule? Now completely updated and expanded, Backyard Bounty will demystify gardening, bringing it back to the down-to-earth, environmentally practical activity that anyone can enjoy. Author and master gardener Linda Gilkeson covers everything you'll need to grow a successful garden, including: Planning your garden and preparing the soil Organic fertilizers and simplified composting Planting for winter harvests and intensive planting schedules Comprehensive information on pests, diseases, and working with an unstable climate Greenhouses, tunnels and containers Organic pest management. Packed with a wealth of information specific to the Pacific Northwest, 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. Perfect for novice and experienced gardeners alike, Backyard Bounty shows how even the smallest garden can produce a surprising amount of food twelve months of the year.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover 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 To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending select New Society Publishers titles to its readers. This book is one of them. For more information about Mother Earth News, visit MotherEarthNews.com.