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Planting for a 4-Season Harvest, Part 10

Crops Withstand Light Frosts

Many crops are not affected by light frosts.  Someone once remarked in mid-October how full my garden still was of green, growing things although all annual flowers were blackened.  Beet and carrot tops, also parsley, were more luxuriant than in summer, while lettuce, Chinese cabbage and fennel were thriving in the cool weather.  Broccoli started the March before in the house, and set out in April had doubled in diameter since it first matured back in July, and was sprouting all over with side shoots.  Read more....

Mulched garden




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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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