Sorry for my long silence but it has been a long winter. Also my overseas travel seems to have been mostly to places devoid of vegetation - Dubai for one - with little to inspire the gardener. But waking up again now and back blogging.
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.