Getting frosty in your neck of the woods? It sure is here. But even when the nights are cold, you can continue to grow vegetables. For those in southern climes, you may be able to harvest summer veggies all winter long! For those of us in the Great White North, it's a little trickier - you have to plant cold-hardy vegetables and try heavier frost protection like cold frames instead of floating row covers. But it still can be done!
Floating row covers are great if you're located in areas that are still quite warm. They work better in fall than spring, because the soil is already nice and warm from summer sun. Just secure them over your current crops and see how long you can go! Plant another round of peas, lettuces, and kale and you will probably be harvesting them deep into December.
Further north, try a raised bed with hoops and heavy plastic, or a cold frame. If you're lucky, maybe you have a greenhouse - in which case you're set! Make sure to focus on winter-appropriate vegetables and you can have a feast through the depths of winter.
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