Garden Know-How: Extend Your Growing Season

Learning a few season extension techniques can help you start your garden up to six weeks earlier and enjoy fresh food sooner.

Straw or hay bales can easily be combined with an old window to make a nifty cold frame.
Phtoto courtesy ROBIN WIMBISCUS
Garden Tunnel
Plastic-covered tunnels make perfect mini-greenhouses for early spring planting.
Phtoto courtesy ROBIN WIMBISCUS
Solar Hot Water Bottles
Water-filled containers painted flat black absorb solar warmth during the day and release it at night, so they are worthwhile additions to your season-stretching toolbox.
Phtoto courtesy ROBIN WIMBISCUS
Wall O Waters
Wall O’ Waters are circular cloches, 18 inches tall and 18 inches wide, made of connected, translucent plastic tubes that you fill with water. They absorb and store daytime warmth and moderate cold while providing dependable wind protection.
Phtoto courtesy WALTER CHANDOHA

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