Friday, February 10, 2012
The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener
Last year, I was contacted by Storey Publishing and asked if I would be willing to share a few photos from my blog to be included in a book they were working on about winter gardening. Of course I jumped at the chance. (I mean, who wouldn't want their amateur gardening photos published, right?) Not too long ago, I received this rather wonderful gift in the mail, appropriately titled, "The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener". The other day, I noticed that the book was on display at our local Barnes and Noble. Even though I didn't write the book myself, I still felt a bit of excitement over it.
There's even a page in the book that features yours truly and the old garden, which I will sorely miss. Even if it's eventually ripped up by the future owners of our home, it's nice to know that there will be a record of it in print.
I felt a bit of nostalgia when I saw this picture. I had fun building these mini hoop houses in the fall of our first (abbreviated) gardening year.
Then there's the hoop house we build in the fall of 2010. I am disappointed that I never got the opportunity to install the professional grade hoop house plastic that I purchased a year ago specifically for it. Oh well. Hopefully I'll get the chance to build another one soon.
I must thank Nikki Jabbour for including me in her very well-written book. (Thank you!) I really like what I've read so far and hope that it will encourage others to take up the challenge of winter gardening.