Since the soil in raised beds is above the garden path, it compacts less and needs less tilling ... and weeding.
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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Weed your garden often to eliminate competitors for soil nutrients.
Planting particular vegetables at the right time of year will improve your garden's productivity.
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