5 Crops you can still plant in September include Mache, lettuce, spinach, kale and claytonia. Plant these greens now for a harvest in late winter and spring. Get these greens in the ground in early to mid September and you will enjoy a great harvest of healthy green through the winter and early spring. Remember […]
Growing cucumbers is a backyard garden favorite. Cucumbers are fairly easy to grow and usually have very few pest of disease problems. We also love the fact that a small row of cucumbers , grown on a trellis, can produce upwards of 50 pounds of fruit per year. In fact, our little 6 foot trellis […]
According to some authors there are over 30 different crops you can plant in August for harvest in the fall and winter. In this post I am going to focus on the 9 crops you can plant in August that I consider the base fall and winter crops. But I have included a list of […]
The key to year-round gardening is some planning and some simple protection to have fresh vegetables all year long. Let me give you an idea of what I’m talking about. I started year round gardening in 2009. That spring we planted our normal garden and started harvesting the first radishes and lettuce about May 1st. […]
This month I want to teach you about some very important Winter Garden Structures you need to extend your gardening season into the fall and winter months. There are three simple methods for extending your season, first fabric row covers, second mini hoop houses, and third cold frames. Let’s talk about each in order of […]
Here’s a trick I learned a few years back that will help you get your spring garden growing weeks earlier this year!!