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Cold-Climate Gardening

How to Extend Your Growing Season by at Least 30 Days

Paperback , 320 pages
ISBN: 9780882664415 (0882664417)
Published by Storey Publishing

about Cold-Climate Gardening

Early and late grosts, 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. His system for how to garden more and better in the time that you do have is covered in this extensive 308-page guide. Cold-Climate Gardening has much information that will prove invaluable to northern gardeners: how to grow food, how to landscape, techniques to employ that will protect vulnerable plantings, how to warm up the soil earlier, and which species are appropriate to your area. Not just for those who live in the snow belt, this book will also be useful to those who garden in microclimates (such as deep valleys or hillsides) or for those who want to extend their gardening season in any climate. Horticulture has deemed it "an immensely useful book,...written with style, wit, and clarity...." You will garner advice, tips, guidance, and encouragement necessary to have a successful gardening season in spite of Mother Nature's ravages.

about Lewis Hill

Lewis Hill has been a nurseryman for more than 55 years. He is the author of 15 books (half written in collaboration with his wife, Nancy Hill) that total more than 600,000 copies in print. Lewis's Secrets of Plant Propagation was selected by American Horticultural Society as one of its choices for the "75 Great Garden Books." The Hills live in Greensboro, Vermont, where Lewis's family has been living and farming for 200 years.
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