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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 keen organic gardener with a passion for insects and 25 years of gardening experience on the west coast. After earning a Ph.D. in entomology, she worked as the research director of a biological control company and then for the British Columbia government coordinating programs to reduce pesticide use in the province. She is the author of Year Around Harvest: Winter Gardening on the Coast and West Coast Gardening: Natural Insect, Weed and Disease Control, as well as the first edition of Backyard Bounty, which has sold over 10,000 copies. Linda is a regular instructor in Master Gardener programs and is kept busy giving courses and workshops on organic gardening and pest management for community education programs, garden clubs and other groups. She has received a Queen's Jubilee medal and an outstanding achievement award from the Professional Pest Management Association of BC. Linda currently lives on Salt Spring Island where she enjoys harvesting food from her garden all year round. Visit her web site: www.lindagilkeson.ca

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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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