Growing & Eating Fresh Greens Year-Round
Fresh greens are highly nutritious and can be harvested at multiple life stages: sprouts, micro greens, baby leaf stage, loose leaf stage and full-sized. This means greens are excellent to sow multiple times throughout the year with succession sowing so that you have a continuous supply.
Grow outside the normal growing season with season extenders, overwintering, indoor sprouts and micro greens, or even in a greenhouse or cold frames. Learn how to grow greens during the summer heat and how to succession sow so you have 52 weeks of fresh greens every day of the year!
This book will be full of information on growing and eating fresh greens every day of the year. Full of varieties you might not of heard of, growing and harvesting tips, garden planning for year-round success and how to preserve your greens.
Why greens are the perfect crop to master year-round growing
Greens grow fast and are easy to grow, making them a perfect beginner crop. They require nitrogen but aren’t as finicky as many other crops to gain good consistent yields. You can also grow greens in containers so they’re great for new gardeners and they can be harvested at multiple life stages: sprouts, micro greens, baby leaf stage, loose leaf stage and full-sized which makes them excellent to sow multiple times throughout the year with succession sowing.
Venturing into Season Extending
When you venture into year-round growing things can be challenging if you have snow. Greens however are the perfect vegetable to venture into season extending and overwintering for early spring harvests or harvests in the fall and winter months because of their cold tolerance and ease of growing. In extreme winters growing indoor gardening fills the void. Greens are also easy to freeze or dehydrate for the winter months. All in all they are the perfect beginner vegetable to master year-round growing!
Because growing greens 52 weeks of the year varies with every season, this book will be presented with seasonal flow. The book begins showing you how to overwinter greens for early spring harvests, warm up the ground with season extenders, and how to grow your own transplants for getting a head start in the springtime. With the summer heat comes growing greens that can handle hotter temperatures,creating shade and making sure your greens are adequately irrigated. Mid to late summer is the time to plant the fall and winter garden, and when your temperatures get cold and frosty your gardening shifts into season extending and potentially shoveling snow over low tunnels or cold frames.
Coming in late 2017
This book will have everything you need to learn how to grow and harvest 52 weeks of fresh greens no matter what your climate is!
- How to grow your greens
- Garden planning tips for year-round success
- Get to know 30+ varieties with beautiful photographs
- The top ways to maximize yields
- Growing for your climate
- Using season extenders like cold frames or low tunnels in the fall and winter
- How to preserve your greens
- Dealing with challenges like bolting during heat waves, pests, drought & more
- Overwintering and spring tunnels for early harvests
- Tips for seasonal eating
- Growing baby greens and microgreens indoors for those deep cold climates
- & much more!