Linda A Gilkeson
 
 

**New, Expanded Edition**

Backyard Bounty

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Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest. 2018. New Society Publishers.

ISBN: 9780865718418. Softcover.

Now completely updated and expanded, Backyard Bounty will demystify gardening, bringing it back to the down-to-earth, environmentally practical activity that anyone can enjoy.

  • Planning your garden and preparing the soil
  • Organic fertilizers and simplified composting
  • Planting for winter harvests and intensive planting schedules
  • Adapting to weird weather and the changing climate
  • Greenhouses, tunnels and containers
  • Organic pest, disease and weed management.

Packed with a wealth of information specific to the Pacific Northwest, this complete guide emphasizes low-maintenance methods, covers common pests and how to make gardens more resilient to the changing climate, includes a monthly garden schedule for year-round planting and harvesting, and features plant profiles for everything from apples to zucchini.

Perfect for novice and experienced gardeners alike, Backyard Bounty shows how even the smallest garden can produce a surprising amount of food twelve months of the year.

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  • $40 per copy (includes postage within Canada).
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  • Send to: PO Box 648, Salt Spring Is., BC V8K 2W2

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Resilient Gardens

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Resilient Gardens: Pollinator Gardens, Garlic Diseases, Pest Update. 2017

ISBN: 978-0-9917335-3-8. 62 pp. Softcover

The latest edition provides practical information on how to grow safe, hospitable and abundant coastal gardens for pollinators. Topics include pollination biology and common pollinators, what to plant to feed them (and what not to plant), nest sites for bees and protecting pollinators from insecticides. The second section focuses on identifying and managing garlic root diseases. Updates are included on spotted wing Drosophila, pea leaf weevils and a new disease, downy mildew of basil.

To mail order direct from Linda, send:

  • $20 per copy (includes postage within Canada).
  • Personal cheque or money order
  • Send to: PO Box 648, Salt Spring Is., BC V8K 2W2

US Orders: US cheques accepted, but not postal money orders. Please add $5 for postage.

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West Coast Gardening - Natural Insect Weed and Disease Control

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West Coast Gardening: Natural Insect, Weed and Disease Control. 2nd edition. 2013
ISBN 978-0-9917335-0-7. 203 pp. Softcover.

Everything a Pacific Northwest organic gardener needs to know to manage pests, diseases and weeds for vegetable and fruit gardens, lawns, roses and other ornamentals.

This completely revised and expanded edition has over 140 detailed entries (35 new insects and diseases have been added to this edition) with updated information on safe, effective methods. Companion web pages display the colour versions of over 200 book illustrations plus additional photographs of pest and diseases.

To mail order direct from Linda, send:

  • $35 per copy (includes postage within Canada).
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  • Send to: PO Box 648, Salt Spring Is., BC V8K 2W2

US Orders: US cheques accepted, but not postal money orders. Please add $5 for postage.

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Year Around Harvest, Linda Gilkeson

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Year-Around Harvest: Winter Gardening on the Coast. 2nd edition. 2010. 70 pages.

This is an newly updated edition, packed with tips on how to keep fresh food on the table all year. Includes detailed information on over 20 kinds of winter hardy vegetables, what to grow, when to plant and simple cold protection methods. Also covers curing and storing fresh fruit and vegetables, managing common pests (organically) and simple seed saving.

To mail order direct from Linda, send:

  • $20 per copy (includes postage within Canada).
  • Personal cheque or money order
  • Send to: PO Box 648, Salt Spring Is., BC V8K 2W2

US Orders: US cheques accepted, but not postal money orders. Please add $5 for postage.

Also available in local bookstores and from these mail order suppliers: 

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