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The garden under snow on February 3rd.
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We've received several light snows, but nothing substantial until the first weekend in February.

I'm Cathy, also known as Mother of a Hubbard. welcome to my home and garden! If you're here because you want to learn how to grow a lot of your own food, all year round, in a little.

Growing your own food through winter is much easier than you've been led to believe. Come see my winter garden and learn about the benefits of low tunnels.

If you think winter gardening involves months of eating kale, think again. A wide variety of garden vegetables tolerate freezing just as well as, and some even better than, most kale varieties.

The garden under snow on February 3rd.

The garden under snow on February 3rd.

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Part of a four-post series on how I grew a ton of fresh food in a year for my family -- a recap of our garden in Fall

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One year = One TON of fresh food. We CAN do this! This is the best gardening blog I've ever seen!
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This is one of my favorite pictures of our garden. I love the fall colors, the peas blooming at the bottom of the garden, a low tunnel, the ducks at work, and hints of the nearby cityscape.

I grow over a ton of vegetables in my small backyard garden each year, ensuring that my gluten free family with celiac disease has safe food to eat.

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One year = One TON of fresh food. We CAN do this! This is the best gardening blog I've ever seen!

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Cheating Winter: The Little-Known Truth about Frost and Freeze Tables [Article]
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Mother of a Hubbard - Four Season Gardening Low tunnel winter garden

Those freeze tolerance of vegetables tables don't tell the whole truth. Learn how to cheat winter and grow vegetables all year round without a greenhouse.

My summer garden is beginning to show signs of fading. My poor tomatoes have surrendered to early blight, and my squash are just plumb tuckered-out from cucumber beetles and powdery mildew. But tha.

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Grow in winter without glass or clear plastic! Find success with fabric row covers, down to at least -14F (-26C)!
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If you think winter gardening involves months of eating kale, think again. A wide variety of garden vegetables tolerate freezing just as well as, and some even better than, most kale varieties.

What do you get when you add 250 winter vegetable varieties + square feet of Gro-Guard fabric row cover + 230 pieces of inch metal conduit bent into low tunnels + 150 pieces of 9 .

The groundhog saw his shadow today, but my garden and I don't mind. Or is there something keeping you out of the garden in winter? Certainly it can't be all the "extra work" that a .

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Grow in winter without glass or clear plastic! Find success with fabric row covers, down to at least -14F (-26C)!

Grow in winter without glass or clear plastic! Find success with fabric row covers, down to at least -14F (-26C)!
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10 Vegetables More Cold Hardy Than Kale! Visit us at www.wbfarmstore.net for quality garden supplies!
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What do you get when you add 250 winter vegetable varieties + square feet of Gro-Guard fabric row cover + 230 pieces of inch metal conduit bent into low tunnels + 150 pieces of 9 .

Things to keep in the cold frame - 10 Vegetables More Cold-Hardy than Kale (some are root veggies which keep in the cellar anyway)

What’s the most important factor that limits growth of vegetables in winter? You’d be right if you said colder temperatures, but shorter winter days are a close second. Plant growth slows down dram.

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10 Vegetables More Cold Hardy Than Kale! Visit us at www.wbfarmstore.net for quality garden supplies!

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It’s spring! But is it time to plant? One of the most accurate ways to determine spring planting time is soil temperature – not air temperat...
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If you purchased too many seeds this growing season, don't toss the leftovers. Make sure they are thoroughly dry, seal them in a ziplock bag, and put them in the freezer to keep them fresh for next year's plantings.

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