Backyard Winter Gardening: Vegetables Fresh and Simple, in by Caleb Warnock

By Caleb Warnock

With out clean, all-natural iciness gardening within the 17th, eighteenth, and 19th centuries humans could have starved to demise. the good news is that feeding your loved ones clean meals out of your personal yard backyard all iciness lengthy is much more uncomplicated and not more time-consuming than you may think. and also you wont locate better-tasting nutrients at any cost!

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One recent weekend, I was asked to teach a class on winter gardening. I decided that if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a fresh winter vegetable buffet must be better. So just before the class started, I went out into the blowing snow and picked some fresh vegetables, brought them to class, and fed the forty people waiting for me. I think it's fair to say that most of the people in attendance were surprised, shocked, gobsmacked. I think this is fair to say because they said so themselves.

In my first book, I explain how carrots were originally white, purple, and yellow, and only most recently were bred to be orange. I grow some of the rarest vegetables in the world in my garden—mangels, winter onions, winter spinach, and winter lettuces, for instance. Winter vegetables are the most rare of all vegetables. Years ago, as grocery stores became more available, fewer families needed to spend the time required to raise their own vegetables and protein. Even fewer worked to continue pure breeding lines, both in animals and vegetables.

A cold frame is a miniature greenhouse—some kind of simple covering for vegetables grown directly in the backyard garden soil in areas where freezing temperatures normally kill the vegetable garden in winter. When it comes to cold frames, many options exist, ranging from free to expensive: CLOCHES (also called bell jars) These are thick glass domes with a single glass knob handle at the top. Cloches were historically used to cover small circles of lettuce or radishes, for example, or larger vegetables, such as a single cauliflower plant.

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