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Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future (2017) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer

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For larger scale growers. Not much new here but comprehensive.
Tosta | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jul 5, 2021 |
I absolutely must buy this. Am building a cold frame leanto garden on my house right now because of this book. It claims I can have salad year round. Does it get to be -50 in Maine?
Tosta | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jul 5, 2021 |
In a conversational tone – like you leaned over the fence and asked for advice from the neighbor with the enviable garden – the author explains how to keep on producing salad greens and a variety of other crops right through the winter and into spring, without breaking the bank on a heated greenhouse. “This book won't discuss heat pumps, thermal mass, solar gain, or R factors because they are too complicated. They make the simple joys of food production seem more industrial than poetic. Given the option, we choose poetry.” [pg 79]

The idea here is that you can grow whatever they grow at your latitude in Europe, where they have the same day length, so long as you provide some protection to offset the difference in climate. It's not about providing warmth, but providing protection from freezing and the rapid weather changes of the US climate which stress and kill winter plants. He covers simple, easy-to-use season-extenders such as cold frames, low tunnels, and row covers, and more complicated ones such as greenhouses and high tunnels (known around here as poly tunnels). Your food will be seasonal – not the perpetual summer you get with a heated greenhouse – but it will be fresh from the garden. Coleman, who lives in Maine, is about even (latitudinally) with southwestern France, which he visited in the winter to see what they were growing and how. Throughout the book, he relates anecdotes about his trip to show what can be done with or without complicated systems and equipment, and the variety of food plants (some new, some old, some new again) that can be produced. The system is simple, requiring more planning than physical work. With careful planning and well-timed planting and greenhouse moving you can extend every season and out-produce every other gardener on the block. He makes it sound both easy and downright magical. If we had the space for one I'd be out there right now, setting one up so we could start a CSA!
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uhhhhmanda | 7 andre anmeldelser | Sep 5, 2019 |
Here is the standard, ground-breaking manual for year round vegetable growing for the professional and amateur farmer in New England. The book is clearly written and pragmatic.
JayLivernois | 9 andre anmeldelser | May 31, 2018 |


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