Garden Book and Plant Giveaway

Niki Jabbour, author of "Year-Round Vegetable Gardener" checks on a cold frame.

When it’s cold, even some of the most passionate gardeners, pack away their shovels and felcos and curl up with seed catalogs. We give up the pleasure, health and marvelous flavor of homegrown vegetables and herbs.

Truth is, though, we don’t have too. Luckily, Niki Jabbour is here to help gardeners in colder climate learn how to extend the growing season to 12 months with her book, Year-Round Vegetable Gardener. To celebrate her book, Proven Winners is doing a give away. Details are at the bottom.

Extremely well done, the book offers beyond the basic info on everything you need to know to grow food even when snow blankets the soil. I applaud her inclusion of specific varies of vegetables that work well in colder climates. Construction of cold frames and hoop houses is covered. She gives tips for successful raised beds and includes sketches of a variety of garden design.  There’s lots of great photography.

Niki is a fellow Proven Winners Plant Guru. I am so proud of her book. To me, there’s little more important than spreading the gospel that everyone should be growing more food. Niki’s book tells us how we can do that, not only during our traditional growing season, but all year-round. It is truly an interesting and fab collection of garden know-how.

If you’d like a chance to win a copy of Niki’s book and a box of Proven Winners 2013 plant varieties, like the Proven Winners facebook page  and/or Niki’s page  and then go to Niki’s post on mixing edibles and vegetables in the garden on the Proven Winners site and leaving a comment saying they did so. People can enter up to two times. The winner will be chosen at random. The contest end May, 11, 2012.

For more on Niki, go to her site, Year-Round Vegetable Gardener.
Along with the book, you’ll receive a collection of plants And which plants might you that could include some of the following:
•                Superbells® Lemon Slice Calibrachoa
•                Senorita Blanca® Cleome
•                Luscious® Berry Blend Lantana
•                Blushing Princess™ Lobularia
•                Supertunia® Watermelon Charm Petunia
•                Colorblaze® Marooned Coleus

Other Proven Winner Garden Gurus I adore?  Check them out. Here’s a list:



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About the Author

Laura Mathews

Laura is a garden writer and photographer. She writes online content for gardening websites, writes for gardening publications and blogs for three gardening blogs. Her interests are local food, organic gardening, backyard homesteading and native plants. She assists gardening related clients with social media. And occasionally, she'll offer a solicited opinion as a garden coach.


  1. oh! I bought this book and have already read it, a good ready full of great ideas..if she can grow in Canada year round, anyone can!

    # Posted on May 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm by Dru
  2. i have heard so many good things about this book today. If I don’t win it, I will have to buy it !!!

    # Posted on May 6, 2012 at 6:30 am by Rhonda Grein

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