Linda Gilkeson lives on Salt Spring Island. She is an avid gardener and entomologist, and has served as the research director of a biological control company and for the British Columbia government to coordinate programs for the reduction of pesticide use.
Backyard Bounty (New Society 2011) is the comprehensive guide to organic gardening in the Pacific Northwest climate. Gilkeson focuses on how to produce high-yield, low maintenance crops. Beginning with an explanation of the unique Pacific Northwest climate (mild winters and warm summers), Gilkeson then targets how to prepare organically prepare soil, including information on organic fertilizers; the basic methods for growing vegetables, such as how to stake or trellis beans; how to develop a year round gardening calendar; and much more. The closing chapters comprise vegetable and fruit glossaries that address key growing information such as planting depth and spacing, and harvesting and storing.
Her other books include Year Around Harvest: Winter Gardening on the Coast, and West coast Gardening: Natural Insect, Weed and Disease Control.
Year Around Harvest: Winter Gardening on the Coast
West coast Gardening: Natural Insect, Weed and Disease Control
Backyard Bounty: A Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (New Society 2011) 978-0-86571-684-1 $24.95