Gardeners in cool, maritime climates can grow food year-round, and Cool Season Gardener will show you how. Many photos, plus illustrations by Susie Thorness, offer ideas and examples you can use.
* Season extension tools and techniques
* Proper timing for sowing, transplanting and succession planting
* Best varieties for cool-season plantings
* Vegetables that you can “overwinter”
* How to sustainably keep your soil in production year-round
* DIY building projects for cloches, cold frames and more
To put your own food on the table through the holidays and keep your green thumb active, take your edible growing to the next level with Cool Season Gardener.
Edible Heirlooms offers history, growing tips and variety descriptions for more than 100 varieties of the most-grown home garden vegetables. The book includes a color illustration of each plant type created by Susie Thorness. Also in the book:
* History of the heirloom vegetable and seed-saving movement
* Advice on year-round gardening and season-extending methods
* Ways to share the experience: host a seed exchange, create a community garden
* Tips on saving your own seed to grow again or pass on to the next generation
* An extensive list of heirloom seed sources and seed-saving organizations
Biking Puget Sound (Mountaineers Books) is my guidebook for recreational cycling in the Seattle area. We released the 2nd edition in October 2014 with 12 new rides and new features like transit and route connections and downloadable cue sheets. For each ride, you get maps, turn-by-turn directions and elevation profiles for easy day cycling in:
* Cascade foothills
* Kitsap Peninsula
* Olympic Peninsula
* Whidbey Island
* San Juan Islands
* Nine Western Washington counties
There are fun rides for people of all abilities, on urban, suburban or rural routes.
Also see my Biking Puget Sound Blog with best routes, club connections, events and regional rides.