Fresh from the Garden: An Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables, Berries, and Herbs in Cold Climates

John Whitman (Author)

Product Details

University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date
January 10, 2017
10.6 X 8.8 X 1.7 inches | 5.05 pounds
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About the Author

All of John Whitman's gardening knowledge comes from hands-on experience acquired as a professional grower and an avid backyard vegetable gardener for more than fifty years. His book Starting from Scratch: A Guide to Indoor Gardening was a main selection of the Organic Gardening Book Club. He wrote the vegetable section of the Better Homes and Gardens New Garden Book and was the sole author of the Better Homes and Gardens New Houseplants Book. Whitman is the creator and coauthor of the other three volumes in the cold climate gardening series: Growing Perennials in Cold Climates, Growing Shrubs and Small Trees in Cold Climates, and Growing Roses in Cold Climates.


"In Fresh from the Garden, John Whitman folds together the joy of gardening and a love of cooking with wit and wisdom. Addressing the challenges and rewards of our cold climate, he shares his vast experience, deep knowledge, and passion for nature's bounty. This is a monumental work--inspiring, instructive, timeless."--Beth Dooley, author of In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland

"The extensive individual plant profiles...are in-depth and extremely helpful."--Library Journal

"An excellent resource for home gardeners at any level, especially beginners, offering a thorough introduction to the basics of organic gardening."--Booklist

"This book is an invaluable resource not just for gardeners who live in the North, but for any gardener who wants to extend both ends of the growing season."--Country Gardens

"A marvelous book. While Fresh From the Garden is invaluable for gardeners in cold areas, the basic information is relevant anywhere."--Rhobin's Garden

"Whitman's almost encyclopedic seed-to-table approach in "Fresh from the Garden" covers every aspect of the growing enterprise."--Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener

"Whitman is full of such practical advice, offered in straightforward prose. This handy book is much like having a master gardener at your elbow, whispering words of wisdom."--Midwest Home

"Will provide you with a single, encyclopedic source of detailed, time-tested, organic gardening advice that will help you raise your best produce yet."--The American Gardener

"After decades of gardening, Whitman is still discovering new horticultural frontiers."--Columbus Dispatch

"It really is quite an achievement, with a refreshing candor that you don't often find in reference books."--Cold Climate Gardening

"It's the perfect gift for the fanatical vegetable grower in your life."--Portland Press Herald