Two Low-cost, Supereasy Ways to Protect Your Fall Crops

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/protect-fall-crops-cheap-easy-ways.aspx

EDIT EDIT EDIT

(Lead with photo of the garden)

 

You can have a great fall garden like this one if you use simple coldframes or low tunnels.  Here are two great easy ways to protect cold hardy crops like carrots, spinach, cabbage and many others, so you can enjoy fresh homegrown food well into late fall and winter.

 

  1. Shape welded wire fencing into tunnels to cover your beds (this will keep the deer away, and rabbits too if you choose a small mesh) and then as cold weather sets in, cover the tunnels with recycled shower curtains or clear plastic sheeting or even recycled bubble wrap. 

 

  1. Make a coldframe using concrete blocks, bricks or strawbales for the sides and storm windows to cover the top.

 

For more season-extension tips, see Know how article link

 

All three photos are from Walter chandoha—offer to pay him $100 for all three.  And, how much trouble/more time does it take to post this into a special templates page so you can put all the photos next to the text?  John says we may lose a little SEO because the special projects template doesn’t accept catogories—do you think the pros of avoiding the photo gallery are worth the tradeoffs in time, etc?