Backyard Winter Gardening
Vegetables Fresh and Simple, in Any Climate Without Artificial Heat or Electricity the Way It’s Been Done for 2,000 Years
By Caleb Warnock
Cedar Fort, Inc.
April 9, 2013
Without fresh, all-natural winter gardening in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries people would have starved to death. The good news is that feeding your family fresh food from your own backyard garden all winter long is far easier and less time-consuming than you might imagine. And you won’t find better-tasting food at any price!
From the Preface:
A thick January snow has been falling outside for hours, slowly whiting out the yard and garden. Our leafless apricot tree stands as a frosty work of art, and the long branches of the mugo pine bend toward the earth, burdened by snow. I have fed extra food to our horse, two cows, and thirty-five chickens, and they are content and settled for the night. The vegetable garden is at the mercy of the winter night wind.
Today, most people would assume my vegetable beds underneath the January snow are sleeping, lying dormant until spring brings back life, growth and fresh food.