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: