spring gardening: Row cover, using it to extend the growing season. - 12/05/12 10:32 AM
Row covers, Using them to extend the growing season.
Row Covers, Using it to extend the growing season. I find so many gardeners that assume that vegetable gardening is mostly for the summer. About 30 years ago, I discovered row covers. Am I really that old?
In the Pacific Northwest Coastal region I first used them to help my hot weather plants get a jump on the growing season. I planted tomatoes and peppers under row covers and it protected them from the cool nights. A good row covering will protect usually at least three degrees. If you double the thickness … (3 comments)

spring gardening: Early Spring Gardening with the Grandchildren - 03/31/12 01:27 PM
Warm Weather Arrives Early
The recent summer like weather gave me the opportunity to spade some ground and start planting some seeds for the spring garden.
Little Ones Help
Little helpers watch Grandpa cover the arugula. Sam and Caroline helped me plant the beans last year.  This year I let them plant the onion sets, sow some radish seeds and some arugula.  The rows are not straight but the seeds are up and they are proud of their accomplishments.
The Wonder of It All
Caroline really enjoys eating everything we grow and Sam just enjoys helping Grandpa.  For me just watching … (2 comments)

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