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The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman

Mark Anslow

17th June, 2009

Anyone interested in how food can be produced year-round without a heated greenhouses will find this a genuine page-turner.

Eliot Coleman is something of a cult figure among organic gardeners and growers, and this instalment won’t disappoint. Detailing the techniques
used on his farm to produce fresh salads and vegetables throughout the bitter Maine winter, Coleman takes us on a fascinating tour of horticultural ingenuity – polytunnels, fleece covers, precise sowing times and specific varieties. Although this is something of an instruction manual, anyone interested in how food can be produced year-round without heated greenhouses will find it a genuine page-turner. Coleman has done the world a great service in putting pen to paper.

The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman (Chelsea Green, £20)

 

 

 

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