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5 Ways to Extend your Growing Season

You are still able to grow a wide variety of things through the fall. Some crops are frost-tolerant - spinach, kale, and garlic will even be more flavorful through colder weather or after a frost! But, if you are deep into Autumn & fear a hard frost, or even a freeze, you may want to take some precautions to protect your plants - or you can drastically extend your growing season with some of the following options.

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My Garden’s Diverse Ecosystem

With every garden, the main concern is to grow food & you must protect it from pests, insects, and disease. In order to do this, it would normally require some sort of pesticide or insecticide - these are not always bad. In the modern world, everyone thinks that a pesticide or a "chemical" is a dangerous, cancerous thing - but in order to grow food, you have to make some decisions. Do I want to eat the literal fruits of your labors, or do you want to leave it to bugs?

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My Late-Summer Salad Garden
Golden Raspberries & Starhawk Lettuce

My Late-Summer Salad Garden

My late-summer garden will be dedicated to salad. Right now I am still tending 45 tomato plants, 50 pepper plants, and 6 raspberry bushes that are lost in the tomato jungle. Earlier in the season I had radishes, lettuce, garlic, onions, basil, cilantro, and dill but after I harvested them, I just stuck to tomatoes. I'm really not sure why I planted so many.

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