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.

The first light frosts of the season have come and gone . . . and there's still plenty of peppers in this garden. Pick late fruits and vegetables from the top of plants first and leave those lower down until last. Produce that is closer to the soil (especially if that soil is moist and covered with decaying organic material) will be protected from cold weather further into the chilly months. Decomposing organic matter creates heat as it breaks down.