Weed your garden often to eliminate competitors for soil nutrients.
Not only is a cold frame excellent protection against frost, but it also doubles as raised bed in the warmer months.
Your garden's growing season can span three-fourths of the year or more with the right practices.
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Since the soil in raised beds is above the garden path, it compacts less and needs less tilling ... and weeding.
Planting particular vegetables at the right time of year will improve your garden's productivity.
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