If you want to enjoy vegetables from your garden throughout the year, one of the most economical ways of doing so is by using row covers. Easy to use and very effective, you don’t want to be without them!
“The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener” shows how to make every month a vegetable-gardening month. It includes in-depth instruction for selecting the best varieties for each season, mastering the art of succession planting, and maximizing the use of space throughout the year to increase food production.
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This bed of super-sweet ‘Napoli’ carrots is ready for old man winter. The soil was topped with a foot of shredded leaves and then covered with a row cover, which was secured by rocks and fabric staples.
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Lightweight row covers are great for excluding insects and other garden pests; medium and heavyweight covers will protect plants from frost.