Backyard Harvest, 1st Edition

  • Jo Whittingham
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  • ISBN-10: 0756673895
  • ISBN-13: 9780756673895
  • DDC: 635
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Grow Something to Eat Year-Round is a light, bright new gardening title with a big promise-it sets out to deliver home-grown food from the plot, pot, freezer, or pantry every day of the year. That's easy enough in the summer, when kitchen gardens and allotments are awash with peas, beans, leafy greens, and soft fruit, but not so straightforward in midwinter, when the ground may be frozen solid. Success lies in the planning, and this book is written as a continuum, with sowing, planting, and growing advice for each month to keep the crops coming. There are also features on harvesting, storing, freezing, and preserving crops to enjoy later in the winter months and the early-spring gap when little is ready to harvest. Advice is given on winter polytunnel and greenhouse crops, and indoor seed sprouting, citrus plants, and herbs in pots to help bring fresh tastes to the table in winter. The result is a year-round manual for productive kitchen gardeners, with plenty of growing projects for raised beds and pots to allow smaller-scale gardeners to take part.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Your Growing Space.
Growing Under Cover.
A Perfect Spot for Crops.
To Sow or Buy?.
1: Month-by-Month Guide.
2: January: Ready to Eat.
3: January: What to Sow.
4: Cut-and-Come-Again Salads.
5: January: What to Do.
6: Preparing a Seedbed.
7: Making a Raised Bed.
8: January: What to Harvest.
9: Growing Sprouting Seeds.
10: February: Ready to Eat.
11: February: What to Sow.
12: Sowing Inside.
13: Sowing Outside.
14: February: What to Plant.
15: February: What to Do.
16: Potatoes.
17: February: What to Harvest.
18: March: Ready to Eat.
19: March: What to Sow.
20: Peppers, Chile Peppers.
21: Beets, Broccoli.
22: Tomatoes.
23: March: What to Plant.
24: Herbs.
25: March: What to Do.
26: Growing Mushrooms.
27: March: What to Harvest.
28: April: Ready to Eat.
29: April: What to Sow.
30: Snap and Wax Beans.
31: Runner Beans.
32: Zucchini, Sweet Corn.
33: Cucumbers, Lettuce.
34: April: What to Plant.
35: Patio Fruit and Vegetables.
36: April: What to Do.
37: Providing Support.
38: April: What to Harvest.
39: May: Ready to Eat.
40: May: What to Sow.
41: Winter Cabbage, Chicory.
42: May: What to Plant.
43: May: More to Plant.
44: May: What to Do.
45: Organic Pest Control.
46: May: What to Harvest.
47: June: Ready to Eat.
48: June: What to Sow.
49: Winter Squash, Pumpkins.
50: June: What to Plant.
51: Productive Baskets.
52: June: What to Do.
53: June: More to Do.
54: Effective Irrigation.
55: Space Efficiency.
56: June: What to Harvest.
57: Making Simple Fruit Jam.
58: July: Ready to Eat.
59: July: What to Sow.
60: July: What to Plant.
61: Strawberries.
62: July: What to Do.
63: July: More to Do.
64: Pruning Fruit in Summer.
65: July: What to Harvest.
66: Making Fruit Cordials.
67: Making Relishes and Pesto.
68: Freezing Vegetables.
69: Freezing Fruit.
70: August: Ready to Eat.
71: August: What to Sow.
72: August: What to Plant.
73: August: What to Do.
74: August: What to Harvest.
75: Drying Fruit and Vegetables.
76: Canning Fruit in Syrup.
77: September: Ready to Eat.
78: September: What to Sow.
79: September: What to Plant.
80: September: What to Do.
81: Getting Ready for Winter.
82: Saving Your Own Seeds.
83: September: What to Harvest.
84: Making Cold Pickles.
85: Making Hot Pickles.
86: Making Plum Wine.
87: October: Ready to Eat.
88: October: What to Sow.
89: October: What to Plant.
90: Raspberries, Blackberries.
91: October: What to Do.
92: Starting a Compost Heap.
93: October: What to Harvest.
94: Storing Apples and Pears.
95: November: Ready to Eat.
96: November: What to Plant.
97: Apples, Pears.
98: Choosing and Planting Fruit Trees.
99: November: What to Do.
100: Pruning Fruit in Fall.
101: November: What to Harvest.
102: Storing Vegetables.
103: Making Simple Chutney.
104: December: Ready to Eat.
105: December: What to Sow.
106: December: What to Plant.
107: Plums, Damsons and Gages.
108: Cherries, Currants.
109: Citrus.
110: December: What to Harvest.
111: Making Soups.
112: At-a-Glance Advice.
113: Fruit: Crop Planner.
114: Vegetable: Crop Planner.
115: Common Pests.
116: Common Diseases.
117: Common Nutrient Deficiencies.
Useful Websites.