The Year Round Vegetable Gardener.
Earlier this year I received a copy of Niki Jabbour’s new book to review: The Year Round Vegetable Gardener. I was deep in the thoes of planning this years vegetable garden which made this book quite timley. I hoped to gain some tips and inspiration on how to maximize my growing space while increasing my small vegetable gardens productivity.
Located in Halifax Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour proves that no matter the weather, enjoying year round harvest is attainable. This colourfull book is packed full of breath taking imagery and detailed notes on plant care and growing tips. Niki offers solutions to extend the growing season using cold frames, floating row covers and cloches. Utilizing hot spots and micro climates to grow heat loving plants. She sings the benefits of intensive interplanting to maximize garden space and minimize weeds. A healthy variety of crops grown closely together can throw off even the most persistant pest. Interplanting not only looks good and keeps the bad bugs at bay, but also attracts benificial bugs and polinators, drawing them into the garden. Everyone wins.
The Year Round Vegetable Gardener has helped me think outside of the standard summer growing season. I really dig the appendixes! Stocked with lists of succession plantings, and a guide to interplanting. This book makes it look so simple and easy to grow straight through the calendar year. I am looking forward to making some changes in my garden. Using the handy step by step instructable in the book I plan to build a cold frame for a winter harvest for my family!
I’ve enjoyed this book so much that it’s found a prestigeous position sandwhiched between my A-Z Gardening Encylopedia and my West Coast Seeds catalog in my Master Gardeners clinic kit. It has come in very handy already. A fine addition to my growing library.
Want a chance to win your very own copy of The Year Round Vegetable Gardener?
Of Course you do, but I can sweeten the pot! Proven Winners® has teamed up with Niki to offer a fantastic prize package for one lucky reader! They are offering not only a copy of The Year Round Vegetable Gardener, but also a box of 2013 plant varieties that could include:
Superbells® Lemon Slice Calibrachoa, Senorita Blanca® Cleome, Luscious® Berry Blend Lantana, Blushing Princess™ Lobularia, Supertunia® Watermelon Charm Petunia & Colorblaze® Marooned Coleus!
Now that would be one beautiful box to come home to! It’s easy to enter. Starting today and continuing until noon PST on May 11th, you can enter by “liking” Proven Winners page http://www.facebook.com/
While you’re blog hopping, make sure to visit the other Guru’s to find out more information on this fab book, and this wonderful contest. Good luck!