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On The Blog-Starting A Winter Vegetable Garden
Link: http://www.angiethefreckledrose.com/starting-a-winter-vegetable-garden/
Pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/29836416259390659/

Here in zone 6a New England, the growing season is so short. By the end of November, trees have shed their leaves and plants have gone into hibernation mode. When the ground starts to freeze and the days become shorter, us gardeners turn to houseplants and planning next year's harvest. Although that can be very enjoyable, I really wanted to try something new! I decided to try extending my growing season deep into the chilliest months. I grow vegetables and herbs during the summer months in a raised garden bed. Adding a hoop house to this already built bed is rather inexpensive and relatively easy to maintain. I spent some time doing research online and looking at some helpful books, and then dove right in! Although I am unsure at the moment of the amount of growing success I will have, I've decided to enjoy it and just give it a try. This is the year for trial and error with a modest budget. If all I gain from this is knowledge, I will still be satisfied!

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On The Blog-Starting A Winter Vegetable Garden
Link: http://www.angiethefreckledrose.com/starting-a-winter-vegetable-garden/
Pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/29836416259390659/

Here in zone 6a New England, the growing season is so short.  By the end of November, trees have shed their leaves and plants have gone into hibernation mode.  When the ground starts to freeze and the days become shorter, us gardeners turn to houseplants and planning next year's harvest.  Although that can be very enjoyable, I really wanted to try something new!  I decided to try extending my growing season deep into the chilliest months.  I grow vegetables and herbs during the summer months in a raised garden bed.  Adding a hoop house to this already built bed is rather inexpensive and relatively easy to maintain.  I spent some time doing research online and looking at some helpful books, and then dove right in!  Although I am unsure at the moment of the amount of growing success I will have, I've decided to enjoy it and just give it a try.  This is the year for trial and error with a modest budget.  If all I gain from this is knowledge, I will still be satisfied!

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I was able to mulch in my garden bed this weekend. This December has been unusually warm in zone 6a New England with temps being up to 60°F! Now my vegetable garden bed has three layers of winter protection from frost. The mulch, the harvest-guard blanket covering and the 4MIL clear plastic covering. I'm also thinking of adding Christmas lights to the inside. Some of you suggested that keeps in the warmth at night. Also thinking of adding water-filled milk jugs as a kind of makeshift heater. You can catch up on my winter veggie garden so far here- http://wp.me/p5F93v-VO

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Thanks to so many great suggestions from gardeners on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter, I decided to add a floating garden blanket for extra protection. I purchased this Gardeneer by Dalen Products, Inc. Harvest Guard (40in x 50ft) I am currently only using one, but I purchased an extra to have on hand. These covers trap heat and moisture as well as protecting against frost. Since they are also good for keeping crops protected from insects and pests, I will be using these over my garden bed during the summer months as well. I can't wait to see if this extra layer of protection helps! Read more here http://wp.me/p5F93v-VO ‪#‎TFRwintergarden‬

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Tracking temps in my winter garden hoop house🌡 What are you growing in your indoor/outdoor garden this December? ‪#‎TFRwintergarden‬ http://wp.me/p5F93v-VO

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More greens otherwise known as "other greens" I am growing in my winter garden. Morris Heading Collards has dark green leaves and is a variety that is slow to bolt. Corn Salad produces flavorful, deep green leaves & is fairly cold-hardy. Miner's Lettuce has a spinach like texture with mild tasting leaves. ‪#‎TFRwintergarden‬

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Sharing some of the greens I'm growing in my winter garden. Arugula is one of my favorite greens that has a spicy flavor. Fordhook Giant swiss chard has large, crinkled leaves with ivory colored stems. Amsterdam Prickly Seeded spinach is noted for being the hardiest of all the varieties. The sturdy plants have flat, tender leaves with red tinged stalks. All of these greens are known to do well in colder temperatures. I purchased these seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company

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