I have a very special guest post today by Cameron! He is the builder around here and because he can explain this way better than I can, he is going to give you all the details on how to build a low tunnel. I also made my first ever YouTube video to explain the process if you prefer to just watch rather than read (please keep that in mind as your watching haha!).Read More
Cold Hardy vegetables can be killed anywhere from 30ºF all the way down to -5ºF and possibly lower. It covers such a wide range of temperature that they are usually put into two different groups, semi cold hardy which can take light frosts and cold hardy which can survive to 20ºF and below.
First let's talk about the crops that can take several light frosts. Light frosts would be in the 28-32ºF range. Crops that can handle light frosts include lettuce, swiss chard, arugula, radishes, beets, chinese cabbage, collards, cauliflower, celery, turnips, and green onions.Read More
Planting a fall garden seems easy enough. And yet there are always a few details and kinks to work out when it comes to planning for any garden.
A fall garden is ready to harvest in fall which means you are planting and sowing seeds in the summer. Do you want to know the secret to success? Psst… the secret is do not miss the planting window.
In years past, I’ve been so busy with harvesting and preserving my summer crops that I miss the window for certain fall crops. This year, I’m already doing better (though not perfect haha!). I made a fall planning chart to help me to plant on time. I’m sharing my fall planner below as well as some tips in hopes that it helps you too!Read More
Tip #1 Plant at the right time of year.
This is a major key in growing broccoli successfully. During head formation broccoli plants need cool days and cool nights. In most of the United States they can be grown either in the fall or in the spring.
Spring planting: Start seed indoors before 8 to 10 weeks before the average last frost. Transplant into the garden 3-4 weeks before the average last frost.
Fall planting: Start seed indoors 15 to 17 weeks before average first frost of fall. Transplant outdoors 10-12 weeks before average first frost of fall…Read More