A Gardener’s Guide to Frost–Bargain Price!

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Lee Valley is selling remaindered copies of A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons for only $7. This has got to be the best book for cold climate gardeners that I’ve read, but hardly anyone seems to know about it. (Read my review of A Gardener’s Guide to Frost here.) If you garden in a cold climate this will enable you to know the enemy so you can defeat it–at least temporarily. And knowing more about frost might well enable you southern gardeners to extend your season significantly.

Unfortunately I did not discover this until today, the last day of their free shipping offer. If you don’t read this in time, I still think it is a worthy addition to your library. If the books are remaindered, that means it is the end of the printing run, and I doubt it will be reprinted. If my past experience is any indication, you will soon have to pay more for a used copy than a new, but remaindered one.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

When dealing with frost it is always best to be paranoid. In the spring never think it is too late for one more frost to come. And in the fall never think it too early.

~Rundy in Frost

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Pat Haywood September 28, 2010, 4:34 pm

FYI – Was excited about this book price, filled out order, then discovered that shipping is $8.50! Maybe if you order more from them you might get a deal on shipping – not sure.

Kathy Purdy September 28, 2010, 7:10 pm

Sorry, Pat. Yesterday was the last day of free shipping. It’s not a bargain if you have to pay shipping, I agree. Though it’s still less than the Amazon price, if you get it through Amazon’s free shipping. (Meaning it’s not the only book you buy in that order.)

Mary Schier September 28, 2010, 10:19 am

I’ve never heard of this book, but have been thinking about that old enemy, frost, for the last several days. (When will he hit, what will be my priorities to protect, you know the drill.) Thanks for the tip!

Monica at Garden Junkies September 28, 2010, 9:54 am

Thanks for letting us know about this super deal! It’s a wonderful book that I’ve found incredibly useful here in zone 6. In fact, your post prompted me to order another copy (how can anyone turn down a great gardening book for only $7??!) – it’ll make a nice gift.

Ilona September 28, 2010, 12:28 am

sorry I didn’t get to this … and that you didn’t learn of the free shipping sooner, since this book has been on my short list of the ones to buy for this year. I’m always behind this year, anyway, it seems… so may wait a bit longer, but seven dollars seems like a GREAT bargain for this book!