Year-round gardening : growing vegetables and herbs, inside or outside, in every season / Lena Israelsson.

Main Author: Israelsson, Lena,
Published: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2019]
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Want to get home-grown spices in the middle of winter? Eat fresh vegetables in the spring? Sow in the summer to harvest in the fall? Lena Israelsson's book, Year-Round Gardening , is a practical guide for those who want to extend their growing season. And double, perhaps triple, their harvest. Growing year round is possible, and this book can teach you the best methods to do it the right way.

Year-Round Gardening includes inspiring and expert tips on which vegetables, herbs, and spices suit the different seasons. Certain plants can even be harvested in the middle of winter if handled correctly. Others, like microgreens, herbs, and hydroculture, can create the perfect indoor gardens.

This book will teach readers to know the difference between cold and hot weather plants, which growing methods are best suited for different plants, and when to plant and harvest. They'll learn about sowing; coverage with plastic, glass, or fiber weaves; and fertilization--creating a fruitful and fertile soil is the linchpin of all cultivation and one of the book's most important parts.

Table of Contents

These Days, I Garden All Year

p. 8

Planning the Harvest

p. 11

Weather Detection

p. 11

Smart Plant Choices

p. 12

Your Complete Cheat Sheet

p. 14

Create a Greenhouse Environment

p. 29

Garden Fabric Is a Must

p. 29

Growing in a Cold Frame

p. 30

Gardening in a Greenhouse Tunnel

p. 32

Unhealed Greenhouses and Tunnel (Poly-Tunnel) Greenhouses

p. 33

The Fertile Earth

p. 39

Heavenly Humus

p. 39

Important to Know When Growing Vegetables

p. 40

To Dig or Not to Dig?

p. 40

Mulching Is Best

p. 41

Slug Problems

p. 44


p. 45


p. 49

Growing Schedules and Crop Rotation Methods

p. 52

Spring Gardening

p. 61

Indoor Seed Starting

p. 61

Grow Lights-Which to Choose?

p. 67

Let's Start Sowing Outdoors!

p. 69

Perennial Vegetables

p. 71

Spring in the Tunnel Greenhouse

p. 77

Summer Gardening

p. 83

Grow Warm Weather Plants

p. 83

Checklist for the Summer

p. 84

Staggered Sowing and Planting

p. 89

Aim for a Late Fall Harvest

p. 90

Asian Greens

p. 91

Not Everything Thrives in the Heat

p. 93

Get Nutrients with Green Fertilizing

p. 96

Kick-Start Your Cut-and-Come-Again Plants

p. 96

Summer in the Tunnel Greenhouse

p. 98

Fall Gardening

p. 105

Four Fall Beds

p. 105

Time to Get the Row Covers Out Again!

p. 106

The Fall Frost Attacks

p. 110

These Plants Taste Better after a Cold Snap

p. 111

The Italians React

p. 112

Grow Your Own Seeds

p. 114

Build a Hügel Bed

p. 117

Fall Sowing

p. 119

It's Time for Garlic

p. 120

Fall Gardening: Tunnel Greenhouses

p. 120

Winter Gardening

p. 125

At Least Ten Hours of Daylight

p. 125

So You Still Want to Garden in Winter?

p. 126

Grow and Harvest in a Heated Frame

p. 126

Winter Gardening in a Tunnel Greenhouse

p. 133

Indoor Gardening

p. 133

Microgreens or Tender Leaves

p. 136

The Most Budget-Friendly Seeds

p. 137

Sprout Superfoods

p. 140

Herbs and Chili Peppers

p. 144

Hydroponics-Water Gardening

p. 145

The Gardening Year Is Over and Done-Time to Start Anew!

p. 150


p. 152


p. 159