If you’re as serious as I am about growing your own food you might be considering extending your season with a fall garden. Maybe you’ve never heard of fall gardening or season extension; maybe you think the whole idea is absurd? Here in Maine, many old-school gardeners don’t plant til Memorial Day; they spend their […]
Two years ago I bought my first roll of Tufflite IV greenhouse film and have since used it in a variety of ways around the Runamuk farm and homestead. As I’ve progressed along my journey towards a sustainable life I’ve looked for ways to extend my growing season, ways to improve upon the things I […]
A simple hooophouse can extend your growing season by at least 3 months each year. They are very simple to build on raised beds. Learn how to build this simple hoophouse for under $20 and start growing more veggies in the colder times of the year!
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 […]
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. […]