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How to Grow Winter Vegetables


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Introduction PART 1 Winter's potential Chapter 1 A forgotten season Chapter 2 A winter's scene PART 2 Preparing for winter Chapter 3 Looking after your soil Chapter 4 Making your own compost Chapter 5 What to grow for winter Chapter 6 Tips for sowing & planting PART 3 Sowing, planting & growing calendar Chapter 7 Sowing & planting in spring Chapter 8 Sowing & planting in early summer Chapter 9 Sowing & planting in late summer & autumn PART 4 Winter harvests Chapter 10 Winter harvests calendar Chapter 11 Winter & hungry gap vegetables A-Z PART 5 Stored harvests Chapter 12 Principles of storing for winter Chapter 13 Vegetables for winter storage A-Z PART 6 Winter vegetables under cover Chapter 14 Under-cover growing Chapter 15 An amazing array of vegetables Resources

About the Author

Charles Dowding has been growing organic vegetables for nearly 30 years and was an early pioneer of vegetable boxes. He runs organic gardening courses from his farm in Somerset, where he crops an acre of intensive raised beds, using no-dig methods, growing an extensive range of vegetables and year-round salads for local shops and restaurants. His website is


"This fabulous book is ideal for those seeking to extend their basic knowledge and experience." * Gardens Illustrated - June 2011 *
"Charles Dowding is an incomparable guide to the exhilarating, frustrating and downright addictive nature of growing salads and vegetables in the garden or allotment. [...] This gloriously practical and inspiring book is full of good photographs, and is handsomely produced in full colour by Green Books." * The Lady - Summer 2011 *
"Whether you have years of gardening experience or are just at the novice stage there is so much to learn from this excellent book. It is a very well illustrated book with some wonderful colour photographs and will make an excellent reference book in your gardening library." * Smallholder - September 2011 *
"An invaluable book, intelligent of course, and inspiring too." * Anna Pavord *

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