Each year, as you prepare your garden, you know that sooner or later--in the spring or in the fall or in both--Jack Frost will pay you a visit. Knowing that, what can you do at the start of the gardening season to prepare for those frosty nights? In this book, all aspects of frost are explained to help gardeners start their planting earlier in the spring and extend their growing season later in the fall. You'll learn what weather systems produce frost, how it damages, or enhances, the flavor of your plants, how to read your garden's microclimate, and how to design your garden so you can work with frost, instead of against it. The informative text is paired with beautiful full-color photos of useful frost protection techniques and wonderful gardens in their full frosty splendor.
Philip Harnden was the publisher of The Other Side, a magazine of spirituality and social action, for a dozen years. A Quaker, he has written on subjects as diverse as the land rights of Native Americans and the spiritual life of Fritz Eichenberg. A former correspondent for Religion News Service, Harnden has also been a commentator on North Country Public Radio. He lives in northern New York State, not far from the Canadian border.
Roger B. Swain was the longtime host of the gardening television series The Victory Garden on PBS and People, Places, and Plants on HGTV. He holds a PhD in Biology from Harvard University and has written five books about gardening.