If you miss your fresh garden vegetables, plan ahead now to plant cold hardy plants in the fall. Then with low tunnel covers you can eat fresh veggies well into winter. How nice to be able to go out and get some fresh carrots to add to that stew you are making or a bunch of collard greens to steam as a side.
A lot of these veggies are scarce in the grocery store in winter and sometimes they get a little pricey. Mother of a Hubbard shares a list of 10 cold hardy vegetables and that doesn’t include kale which is pretty cold hardy. The best thing about growing your own is that you know they haven’t been sprayed with all kinds of chemicals and pesticides. Who wants a pesticide salad. So much better and enjoyable eating what you grow and knowing exactly what all isn’t on it. She has this winter growing down to an art form. While you are on the website check out some of the photos of her winter garden. Low tunnels just bursting with veggies. She says they grow almost 1 ton of produce just n the summer on their land and it is not such a big space that they have. I am awed by her skills.
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.
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