This blog is all about how to cope with gardening in continental climate. All the books and TV programmes talk about 'Mediterranean gardening' but few places actually have a classic Med climate - hot dry summers, cool wet winters. My garden is 450m above sea level and temperatures reach over 40 degrees C in summer but drop down to -8 degrees C at times in winter. How to cope with about 50 degrees temperature range? It requires a whole different approach and I cannot find any books that really help, especially regarding cultivation of vegetable & fruit.