[Homestead] Four-Season Harvest
genegerue at ruralize.com
Fri Jan 5 11:44:16 EST 2007
> It's one weakness, or
> omission, is that although treating ways to extend the harvest into
> winter and
> get an early start on spring, it doesn't even address hot frames at
> all. I
> know Coleman is describing *his* system and he doesn't use them,
> but is still
> seems like a gross omission on the subject matter.
As you note later in your post, his perspective is on harvest, not
growth, during the cold months. If you want hot frames, then bury
horse manure below the growing soil in your cold frames, which he
spends many pages on.
> Deep winter
> gardens are a matter of holding what has already grown.
Exactly. Coleman's main contribution is in teaching about timing.
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