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.

Don't stake late tomatoes . . . not if you want them to survive frosts. Let the plants sprawl as close to the ground as possible, and on a bed of decaying organic mulch if you can. Frost has nipped the leaves of this Roma plant, but 90% of the fruit is still undamaged. Soon, however, it will be time to pick the remaining unripened tomatoes, wrap them in newspaper and store them in a cool room for use as late as Christmas or later.