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FOUR-SEASON FOOD GARDENING
FOUR-SEASON FOOD GARDENING

FOUR-SEASON FOOD GARDENING

Four-Season Food Gardening hands you all the know-how you need to make growing food 365 days a year your new superpower!

Unlike most other vegetable gardening books on the market, this one approaches the subject through the lens of what you can grow during each of the four seasons, even if you live in a cold climate. Using season-extension techniques, such as cold frames, mini hoop houses, and thick mulches, combined with a thoughtful mixture of annual and perennial crops, you’ll discover that eating from your backyard through all 12 months is possible.

With a hearty dose of enthusiasm and expertise, author Misilla dela Llana of YouTube’s Learn to Grow channel presents this season-by-season guide to growing edible plants, covering everything from what tasks and what crops are best for each harvesting season to step-by-step DIY projects for structures and methods to temper weather extremes. With Four-Season Food Gardening, you can keep on growing, no matter what challenges Mother Nature presents.

Inside, you’ll find info on:

  • Veggies you can harvest in the dead of winter
  • Foods that come from perennial plants you harvest for many years
  • How to build and use cold frames and other season extenders to prolong your harvest
  • Tips for incorporating layers of edible plants to maximize space
  • Pruning, planting, and maintenance advice for dozens of crops
  • Seasonal maintenance and harvesting know-how from a pro

Build a forest of food in your backyard and reap the delicious rewards for years to come!

MOTHER EARTH NEWS: GUIDE TO UNUSUAL HERBS
MOTHER EARTH NEWS: GUIDE TO UNUSUAL HERBS

MOTHER EARTH NEWS: GUIDE TO UNUSUAL HERBS

You've heard of lavender, rosemary, and sage, and their many uses. But what about the herbs you’ve never used that can be so beneficial to you and your family? Extend your knowledge of herbs and their uses with the Mother Earth News Guide to Unusual Herbs. A part of the Herb Companion Series, this 96-page guide is full of tips, tricks, remedies, recipes, and loads of information for herbs you may have never heard of. Learn about the healing properties of the Balm of Gilead and the mysterious maca root, and the many secrets use of saffron. Get the best information on herbs, from articles on herbalists’ favorite herbs to six seed companies you can trust.

Other articles include:

  • Ancient Herbs, Modern Uses: Take a look at plants mentioned in the Bible and learn about their role in today’s world.
  • 5 Herbs for Women’s Health: These five herbs are well-suited to women’s health issues.
  • Fragrant, Native Pest Repellent: Mountain mint is a lovely scented herb that can safely and effectively keep away pests.
  • Guide to Growing Exotic Herbs: Expand your culinary skills with these tropical-tasting herbs.
  • Native Plants For Your Table: Aside from Mediterranean favorites, these edible herbs are native to the U.S. and great for growing at home.
  • What You Don’t Know Might Heal You: Wood betony is a beautiful perennial with a long-standing reputation for healing.
  • The Salad Green’s Comeback Queen: Valued for its lemony flavor, sorrel is more than just a tender herb that makes a great salad.