Synopses & Reviews
Early and late frosts, arctic winds, and inhospitable terrain are just a few of the obstacles facing those who garden in the colder regions of North America. Author Lewis Hill has spent a lifetime gardening in northern Vermont, and his system for how to garden more and better in a short growing season is thoroughly covered in this comprehensive guide. With Cold-Climate Gardening, gardeners in cold regions will discover how to grow more food, landscape more effectively, protect vulnerable plantings, warm up the soil earlier, choose species that will thrive, and much more.
"...Lewis Hill, not only covers the standard fruits and vegetables in the standard way, but also offers advice on how to extend their growing season." - Buffalo News
" ...written in a friendly, witty, easy- to- understand fashion and offers direct, uncomplicated advice." - Sacramento Bee
" This interesting release claims to instruct you on how to extend your growing season by at least 30 days. That sounds like a tall order, but only a few pages in to the book and you will no doubt be a believer." - Rocky Mountain News
Adding 30 days to the growing season is a big claim -- a few pages into this book and cold-climate gardeners will be convinced.
Early and late frosts, arctic winds, and inhospitable terrain are just a few of the obstacles facing those who garden in the icebox region of the United States and Canada. Lewis Hill has spent a lifetime in northern Vermont and is undaunted by the challenges of weather and climate.
Cold-Climate Gardening is an invaluable guide for northern gardeners, showing
About the Author
The late Lewis Hill was a nurseryman for more than 55 years. He was the author or co-author of 15 books that total more than 600,000 copies in print. Lewis's Secrets of Plant Propagation was selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of their "75 Great Garden Books."
Table of Contents
1. The Challenges of Climate and Weather
2. Gettting the Most Out of the Growing Season
3. How to Lengthen the Growing Season
4. Growing Vegetables
5. Tree Fruits
6. The Berry Patch
7. Grapes for the North
8. Growing Nuts in the North
9. Perennial Foods and Herbs
11. Planning and Planting
12. Shade Trees and Evergreens
13. Ornamental Shrubs
14. Growing Flowers in the North
15. Hedges for the North
17. Ground Covers and Vines