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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  • 288 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
150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 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.
Foreword Introduction

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

About the Author
A note about the Publisher

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