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Solar Gardening: Growing Vegetables Year-Round the American Intensive Way; Illustrations by Robin Wimbiscus and Leanby Leandre Poisson
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Solar Gardening shows how to increase efforts of the sun during the coldest months of the year and how to protect tender plants from the intensity of the scorching sun during the hottest months through the use of solar "mini-greenhouses." The book includes instructions for building a variety of solar appliances plus descriptions of more than 90 different crops, with charts showing when to plant and harvest each. The result is a year-round harvest even from a small garden.In Solar Gardening the Poissons show you how to:
Book News Annotation:
Solid, plentiful guidance for increasing annual square-foot yield, extending growing and harvesting seasons, selecting crops that will thrive in the coldest and hottest months of the year (without artificial heating or cooling systems). The authors thoroughly describe and explain how to build a variety of solar appliances--mini greenhouses--that make the increased, extended harvest possible, particularly in severe climates. Includes abundant color and b&w photos and a list of resources.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book introduces a comprehensive gardening system that allows you to concentrate and retain the sun's energy in order to grow more vegetables on less space — organically and efficiently, all twelve months of the year.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-257) and index.
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