The Year-Round Hoophouse: Polytunnels for All Seasons and All Climates

Polytunnels for All Seasons and All Climates
New Society Publishers
  • erscheint ca. am 6. Dezember 2018
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 320 Seiten
978-0-86571-863-0 (ISBN)
Design and build a hoophouse or polytunnel, and grow abundant produce year-round in any climate
Growing in hoophouses - also known as high tunnels or polytunnels - reduces the impact of an increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates soil erosion, extends the growing season and keeps leafy greens alive through the winter, and enables growers to supply more regional food needs.
The Year-Round Hoophouse is a comprehensive guide to to designing and building a hoophouse and making a success of growing abundant, delicious fresh produce all year, whatever your climate and land size. Chapters include:

Hoophouse siting, size, style, frame construction, and tools
Bed layout, soil, crop rotations, and extensive coverage of various crops for all seasons
Organic solutions to pests and diseases
Disaster preparation
Tested resources for each chapter.

The Year-Round Hoophouse is ideal for farmers who wish to move into protected growing, as well as beginning farmers in rural and urban spaces. It is an essential reference resource for professors and students of courses in sustainable agriculture, as well as interns and apprentices learning on the job.
  • Englisch
  • Gabriola Island
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  • USA
  • Klebebindung
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  • Broschur/Paperback
8 page color section
  • Höhe: 203 mm
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  • Breite: 254 mm
  • 594 gr
978-0-86571-863-0 (9780865718630)
0865718636 (0865718636)
Pam Dawling has been farming and providing training in sustainable vegetable production in a large variety of climates for over 40 years, 14 of which have been hoophouse growing. Pam's first book is the best-selling Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres. Pam is a contributing editor with Growing for Market magazine, has written articles and information sheets for various biological farming publications, and is a popular speaker on growing vegetables at sustainable agriculture conferences and events each year. She blogs weekly at and monthly on the Mother Earth News Organic Gardening Blog. Pam does consultancy work for new and beginning farmers, and for 25 years was the manager of Twin Oaks community farm in Virginia, which feeds the 100 community members year-round. She lives and grows at Twin Oaks in Louisa, Virginia.


Chapter 1: Siting and Size

Chapter 2: Style and Price

Chapter 3: Sustainability

Chapter 4: Frame Construction

Chapter 5: Utilities

Chapter 6: Plastic

Chapter 7: Furniture and equipment

Chapter 8: Bed layout

Chapter 9: Crop Seasons, record-keeping and planning

Chapter 10: Crops for fall and winter

Chapter 11: Frost tender crops for spring/early summer

Chapter 12: Crops for high summer

Chapter 13: Perennial crops

Chapter 14: Planning crop rotations and successions

Chapter 15: Pests and diseases and organic solutions

Chapter 16: Salination, flooding

Chapter 17: Weeds

Chapter 18: Cover crops

Chapter 19: Soil fertility, soil tests

Chapter 20: Regular tasks - changing the plastic, repairing the frame

Chapter 21: Disasters and what to do

Chapter 22: Climate change and being as prepared as possible, as adaptable as needed



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