By Lorene Edwards Forkner Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest are lucky indeed. Ample rainfall, good soil, and moderate temperatures grant us a long and hospitable growing season capable of yielding and ever-changing menu of seasonal and hyper-local food. But how do you maximize that brief summer heat so your tomato dreams can come true? Which months are the best for sowing carrot or beet seeds? And come October, how can all those raked leaves work for you? Forkner answers these questions and more while convering the many eccentricities of gardening in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on everything from seed saving to worm bins. This book also includes a comprehensive gardening primer and an A to Z of edibles - a detailed, invaluable source for the region's tried-and-tested varieties. 19 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm, 256 pages.