Start Your Own Four-Season Garden

| 2/10/2015 9:00:00 AM

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Four Season Garden

You can garden year round in a small space or container garden. This is called four season gardening. You need to grow the right vegetables for the season and use some season extender strategies.

Four-Season Garden Explained

You hear people talk about a four season garden. This just means growing a garden that you can harvest from in all four season-spring, summer, fall and winter. Crops fall into 2 categories-cold season crops and warm season crops. Cold season crops are those that prefer when temperatures are cool. When warm temperatures hit (80’s), the cold crops “bolt” which is simply sending up a flower stalk to make seeds.

Warm season crops are those that abhor frost or getting their feet chilly. Most of the warm season crops are killed by frost and won’t grow unless the soil is nice and warm. As you can guess, cold season crops are grown in the spring and fall. The really cold (and freeze) hardy ones are also grown in the winter garden. Warm season crops are put out after all danger of frost is passed and the soil has warmed.

Cold crops - arugula, broccoli, cabbage, celery, fennel, leek, lettuce, marjoram, onions, parsley, peas, summer savory, sorrel, cilantro, spinach.

Cold Season Greens

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