5 Ways To Extend the Growing Season – How To Garden Later In The Year

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could harvest more vegetables from the same amount of garden space? Well, you can! One of the best ways to do this is by extending the growing season.  Gardeners can create a longer growing season by maintaining a warmer environment around their veggies, particularly when outdoor temperatures are too cold for plant survival. Doing so allows gardeners to plant earlier in the spring and harvest from their garden later in the fall. Here are five inexpensive and easy methods gardeners can use to extend the growing season. How to Extend the Growing Season 1. Plastic Sheeting – Plant earlier in the spring by covering the ground with black plastic mulch. This can increase soil temperature by five degrees (or a change of 2.8 degrees Celsius). Black plastic also helps retain heat longer than bare soil. Or try clear plastic for a temperature increase of […]

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