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by Barbara Damrosch,Eliot Coleman


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The Winter Harvest Handbook is a treasure trove of practical, proven techniques for producing crops on a. .Because at first glance, Coleman's organic labor intensive techniques or use of old hand tools may put people off (do a lot of people still use a scythe?)

The Winter Harvest Handbook is a treasure trove of practical, proven techniques for producing crops on a year-round basis in any climate. A masterful book from a master organic farmer. Because at first glance, Coleman's organic labor intensive techniques or use of old hand tools may put people off (do a lot of people still use a scythe?). I know it did for me; because even at the home gardener level I'd like to increase my productivity.

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The Winter Harvest Handbook book. Coleman's lucid writing and years of experience give hope to vegetable growers in rigorous climates. It is also well illustrated

The Winter Harvest Handbook book. The Winter Harvest Handbook: Four Season Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses. It is also well illustrated. My one complaint is that he makes it look too easy.

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Eliot Coleman; Barbara Damrosch. Includes a lot of discussion of cold house (unheated greenhouse) and cool house (minimal heat to keep temps above 32 degF) techniques for growing vegetables, especially greens and cold-hearty vegetables

Eliot Coleman; Barbara Damrosch. Includes a lot of discussion of cold house (unheated greenhouse) and cool house (minimal heat to keep temps above 32 degF) techniques for growing vegetables, especially greens and cold-hearty vegetables. Great motivation to try many of the techniques myself. tgraettinger, November 2, 2009.

Eliot Coleman knows more about this than anyone I've met. Here he gives the detailed information needed to make it. Here he gives the detailed information needed to make it work. His new book,The Winter Harvest Handbook-which tells us how to produce local food even in winter in cold climates like Maine, without a lot of energy-now joins his other delightful books as another lovely read, packed with powerful and practical ideas that every gardener will treasure. -Frederick Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for.

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The winter harvest handbook : year-round vegetable production using deep-organic techniques and unheated greenhouses Eliot Coleman ; photographs and illustrations by Barbara Damrosch. Book's title: The winter harvest handbook : year-round vegetable production using deep-organic techniques and unheated greenhouses Eliot Coleman ; photographs and illustrations by Barbara Damrosch. Library of Congress Control Number: 2008053184. Vegetable gardening Organic farming Greenhouse gardening Plants Winter protection.

Eliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch. Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that's taken hold throughout the UK and north America

Eliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch. Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that's taken hold throughout the UK and north America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in Harborside, Maine.

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Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that’s taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in Harborside, Maine.

Now, with his long-awaited new book, The Winter Harvest Handbook, anyone can have access to his hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters.

Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and gardeners adopted from The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses.

Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm.

His painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30 different crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders, and experienced home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons.

A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”


Comments: (7)

roternow
I took a chance on buying the Winter Harvest Handbook because I trusted Coleman's work on the New Organic Grower. I would always recommend checking this book out from the library first to see what you really think before buying. I love the book's glossy color photos and details (his other two books have lovely line drawings). This book can be read by the small commercial grower and the home gardener alike. The tone of the book as in his other books in is plain English, which I love. I've always been interested in using a greenhouse to extend the growing season (yes, even here in Central Texas) however this book changed my mind about the traditional sense of a greenhouse. To me, a green house was a place to store house plants or tropicals over the winter (a sometimes heated storage room), a crowded place to grow a few summer veggies in pots or tubs, or a place to start seeds for the spring and that was it. This book and Four Season Harvest changed all that. I really liked both books they really complement each other.

One caveat: if you grow veggies on 1/4 acre or more you're going to like this book more than if you grow veggies on a small lot (less than 100 sq. ft), on a balcony, or in containers. The reader will have to scale down significantly the concepts in this book. I don't think it's impossible; but it is more work for the reader. also, this is not a how-to book. Coleman gives some guidance but no step-by-step instructions.

The book focuses mostly on unheated hoop-houses, cold frames, and low tunnels (in a commercial setting but again, the concepts can be modified to fit the home grower). Also important to note the focus is on cool season crops (he mentions briefly some summer veggies growing in an unheated green house but I got the impression they were in preparation for the summer, i could be wrong). He may grow tomatoes in a green house all year because of his growing zone. Keep in mind that Coleman's experience is from working on a New England farm so one must modify his suggestions to apply his techniques outside of this growing zone. As a home gardener, I would not let the fact that the book's concepts are based on small commercial farming discourage me. again, though these are unheated greenhouses he's talking about. As inexpensive as he can make them.

One tiny thing that did bother me--Coleman mentions two way overpriced tools, seed planters that can be found at Johnny's Select Seeds. One seeder is nearly 600.00$ and the other seeder is 250.00$. Why do I mention this? Because at first glance, Coleman's organic labor intensive techniques or use of old hand tools may put people off (do a lot of people still use a scythe?). I know it did for me; because even at the home gardener level I'd like to increase my productivity. As a commercial grower I can see the benefit of the 6 row seeder outweighing it's 600.00$ price tag. Regardless of this tool, I think that many of the techniques are worth the effort (even if you just read them) in the long run, if you're looking to rely less on chemicals and more on organic methods. Coleman doesn't tell you to go out and buy these tools but he does encourage you to be creative. Hope this helps.

lastly, i think that Coleman's other book, the Four Season Harvest has many more specific details on greenhouse growing (unheated). I liked that book more than this one, this is why i say it's a great companion book. If i bought this book alone I may have been disappointed.
Zetadda
Having read this author's other books, and seen his presentations in person, I was excited to add this book to my collection. But after reading it, I realized that there wasn't as much information as I expected. Actually, I didn't learn anything new that I hadn't already learned in his other books.

The hoop/green house information was similar (though much less) as the info found in his book Four Season Harvest, along with cold hardy vegetable varieties.

While there is great information on how he and his wife manage their land to get the most out of their land, the details were kept to a minimum, and while there were some ideas, I didn't feel that they were all inclusive. Almost as if he wants you to experiment for yourself what will work for you, which would make sense, as not everyone is in the same zone as his farm. But I don't have time or money to experiment, I need true and tried ideas that will help me make the most out of my small gardening area. The few ideas that were presented were only a tease, and I felt for the price of the book, I should have received a lot more.

I think what prompted this review and only give two stars is that the text is bigger, which makes the book look bigger, but I didn't feel the information was worth the price. I realize there's a certain amount of cost associated with the actual book printing, and the size of the book will make a huge difference. It's way over priced for what you get. While I still like the author, I don't recommend this book.

To be honest, I feel a bit cheated.
Error parents
This book is required reading for my sustainable agriculture class. It will not disappoint! If you are considering growing for farmer's markets or using high tunnels this is a must read! I've also read The Four Season Harvest. This book does not duplicate what is in the Four Season Harvest.I'm finding I'm enjoying reading the Winter Harvest. It is very useful for planning my start-up. He describes his methods and why he chooses simple systems that don't use heavy equipment or fancy greenhouse methods. He talks about crops for winter and what is and is not a market success on his farm. He describes the effect of sunlight and cold and how you have to plan your timing carefully to address year round growing, and you get an idea of what records to keep for better success. He talks about his latest experiments and gets you thinking like you will have to think to solve your own mini-farm's issues. It also doesn't read like a textbook but instead like a story, so if you enjoy this subject you'll enjoy reading this book.I think i'll rate this book in my top five most important books about market farming.
ladushka
I found that this book appealed to the engineer in me greatly, as Eliot shares not only his joy in gardening but also his rather brilliant engineering mind in seeking good, simple solutions to complex issues while avoiding white elephants. This presentation of his data and experiments is head and shoulders above any gardening book I've read, and has helped me think about how to cope with the very different climate issues I have here at 5600 feet elevation in AZ, where high winds, single digit humidity, and temps over 95F are common in June, while sub zero winter temps are common as well.

An outstanding author and a very enjoyable book which makes you appreciate the thinking behind year round gardening.
The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses download epub
Gardening & Landscape Design
Author: Barbara Damrosch,Eliot Coleman
ISBN: 1603580816
Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Subcategory: Gardening & Landscape Design
Language: English
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing (April 15, 2009)
Pages: 264 pages