14 Ways to Extend Your Growing Season

Follow these gardening practices and you can achieve a longer growing season, possibly even year round.



144 growing season 1 pulling weeds
Weed your garden often to eliminate competitors for soil nutrients.
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144 growing season - cold frame
Not only is a cold frame excellent protection against frost, but it also doubles as raised bed in the warmer months.
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144 growing season 2 scratching dirt
Your garden's growing season can span three-fourths of the year or more with the right practices.
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144 gardening season - raised bed
Since the soil in raised beds is above the garden path, it compacts less and needs less tilling ... and weeding.
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144 growing seasion - veggies by growing season
Planting particular vegetables at the right time of year will improve your garden's productivity.
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