Keep Your Vegetable Garden Growing Year Round

No need to limit vegetable gardening to just the spring and summer. Extend your vegetable gardening through the first frosts.

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It's well into the light frost season, and this patch of summer squash continues to bear abundantly. Only the foliage has been damaged. The fruit and lower fruit-producing parts of the plants have not been injured. The soil around the squash is mulched with fine wood chips, which when wet tend to generate heat around the base of the plants. Little tricks like that can really stretch the ole growing season right into early winter.
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