6 Proven Strategies for Year-Round Harvests

| 11/3/2017 8:49:00 AM

Tags: organic gardening, harvesting, winter harvest, benedict vanheems, vegetable garden planner,
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1. Extend Your Growing Season

Choose sheltered, sun-facing walls to help create a warmer microclimate that will keep tender crops such as tomatoes and peppers going for longer. Use row covers, tunnels, and cold frames to provide additional warmth and shelter.

2. Overwinter Vegetables

Some plants can keep cropping all winter. Grow salads leaves such as winter lettuce, leafy greens such as kale and spinach, not to mention carrots, parsnips, and leeks.

Space plants generously to encourage good air circulation and to maximize the amount of sunlight reaching every plant. Use a greenhouse or cold frame to help protect crops right through the winter in colder regions.

11/12/2017 6:55:32 AM

Decide if you need a low tunnel or a cold frame. I read that if 20 f was about low temperature low tunnel is a good choice. This is my first yesr with a low tunnel.

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