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Paperback – 320 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 612 Grams
BISAC: GARDENING / Regional / Pacific Northwest
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865716841
Pub. Date: 2011-04-01

About the Author

Linda Gilkeson

Linda Gilkeson is a passionate organic gardener with over 40 years of gardening experience. Her book, Year-Around Harvest, is considered the definitive guide to winter gardening on the West Coast. She is a regular instructor in the Master Gardener programs in BC and has led hundreds of workshops on pest management and organic gardening. As the Executive Director of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy, Linda is deeply committed to preserving natural ecosystems through conservation and public education.

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Backyard Bounty

The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

by Linda Gilkeson



Are you itching to start your own garden or grow more in the one you have, but feel that gardening is too challenging or time-consuming for your busy schedule? Would you like to enjoy fresh, home-grown produce every month of the year?

Backyard Bounty is like having your own Master Gardener to consult every step of the way. This encyclopedic reference demystifies gardening, bringing it back to the down-to-earth, environmentally practical activity that anyone can enjoy. Learn about:

  • Planning your garden and preparing the soil
  • Organic fertilizers and simplified composting
  • Sowing, growing healthy seedlings, transplanting, watering, easy weeding, and mulching
  • Planting for winter harvests, intensive planting schedules
  • Growing fruit, simple pruning methods
  • Greenhouses, tunnels and containers
  • Organic pest management, and more.

Packed with a wealth of information specific to the Pacific Northwest, this complete guide emphasizes low-maintenance methods, exposes common gardening myths, includes a monthly garden schedule for year-round planting andharvesting and features plant profiles for everything from apples to zucchini. Perfect for novice and experienced gardeners alike, Backyard Bounty shows how even the smallest garden can produce a surprising amount of food twelve months of the year.

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