Tips for Year Round Gardening Success

Tips for year round gardening success. Whether you live in Maine, Montana or Mississippi, you can reap fresh produce straight from the garden every season. Let planting guru Eliot Coleman show you how to beat the seasons.



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Above: Barbara and Eliot's home greenhouse, where it all began. The couple has since turned their four-season harvest concept into a commercial enterprise, much to the delight of local restaurants and markets. Of late, these retailers have shown special interest in fresh carrots, tasty minutina and ready-to-eat radishes.
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Above: Barbara and Eliot's home greenhouse, where it all began. The couple has since turned their four-season harvest concept into a commercial enterprise, much to the delight of local restaurants and markets. Of late, these retailers have shown special interest in fresh carrots, tasty minutina and ready-to-eat radishes.
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Growing salad greens has been a labor of love for Eliot. Wild arugula (middle photo), along with beet leaves,`````````````````` endive and the occasional oak leaf and rouge d'Hiver lettuce, make for a swinging salad.
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Greens under remay. Just this simple measure will give sensitive greens protection from the cold.
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Eliot harvests some cold-weather lettuce. Salad greens are a major crop on this four season farm.
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Moving an early prototype mobile greenhouse over some fall plantings as thetemperature drops.
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Above: Barbara and Eliot's home greenhouse, where it all began. The couple has since turned their four-season harvest concept into a commercial enterprise, much to the delight of local restaurants and markets. Of late, these retailers have shown special interest in fresh carrots, tasty minutina and ready-to-eat radishes.
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Four-season harvesting has been a boon to home and wallet alike, but most important, says Eliot, is that ""we're having a ball... and the response from our customers is the most gratifying in all my years as a professional grower.""
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Even in the dead of winter, it's warm enough in the greenhouse workshop to start seeds.
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There are times when even the greenhouse becomes too cold. Remay covers come to the rescue.
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The greatness of greenhouse farming is that a vacation from the chili is just a pathway from your door.
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Above: Barbara and Eliot's home greenhouse, where it all began. The couple has since turned their four-season harvest concept into a commercial enterprise, much to the delight of local restaurants and markets. Of late, these retailers have shown special interest in fresh carrots, tasty minutina and ready-to-eat radishes.
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Above: Barbara and Eliot's home greenhouse, where it all began. The couple has since turned their four-season harvest concept into a commercial enterprise, much to the delight of local restaurants and markets. Of late, these retailers have shown special interest in fresh carrots, tasty minutina and ready-to-eat radishes.
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Above: Barbara and Eliot's home greenhouse, where it all began. The couple has since turned their four-season harvest concept into a commercial enterprise, much to the delight of local restaurants and markets. Of late, these retailers have shown special interest in fresh carrots, tasty minutina and ready-to-eat radishes.
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Above: The delicate process of harvesting mache. Below: The promise of summer calls year-round.

















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