Growing food year-round or “four-season growing” is the ultimate goal for many gardeners. Not only has Eliot Coleman mastered it, but he’s growing food year-round in one of the farthest corners of the country, in weather that often makes gardening in even one season a challenge.
Eliot owns and operates Four Season Farm near Harborside, Maine with his equally famous wife, Barbara Damrosch, author of the bestselling book, The Garden Primer.
Together, they grow and sell produce all year – even during the bitter winters of their zone 5 region.
The methods Eliot and his wife use for growing food year-round in Zone 5 are ones you can use to extend your season, too, no matter where you live.
To see the show notes for the original airing of this episode, click here.
Links & Resources:
Where to purchase the “Quick Hoops Bender” seen in the episode
The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman
The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses by Eliot Coleman
Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition by Eliot Coleman
The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch
Theme Gardens by Barbara Damrosch
Joe’s Blog recounting his experience filming this episode with Eliot and Barbara: You Can’t Change the Weather; But you CAN Garden in it!