If you would like to have at least some fresh homegrown produce year round, you should build some of the diy cold frames and then you can at least grow greens even through the winter.
Gardening has become a very popular activity these days with more and more people wanting to grow their own vegetables and herbs to feed their families. However, with the majority of the country subject to harsh weather conditions in the winter months it can be difficult to grow vegetables year round. This article was designed to introduce the reader to a simple solution for this and it involves using Cold Frames. I like the way these are built pretty much just like raised beds but with lids on.
This Do It Yourself project is from Stoney Acres. All of the materials and things needed to build your own cold frame can easily be picked up at a local supply or hardware store. The information contained in the article is presented in a way that makes it very easy for someone who has a little bit of carpentry skill should be able to follow it. Building one or more of these cold frames will allow you to have a way to protect your precious plants from the harsh winter condition. The project describes all of necessary materials, supplies and tools that will be needed. It also describes in detail how to build it including a step by step instruction guide. You will find several full color pictures and depict several of the phases of construction.