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The ten basic tenets of square-foot gardening are: 1. Arrange your garden in squares, not rows. Lay it out in 4′x4′ planting areas. 2. Build boxes to hold a new soil mix above ground. 3. Space boxes 3′ apart to form walking aisles. 4. Fill boxes with Mel’s special soil mix: 1/3 blended compost, 1/3 …

15 Frost Tolerant Vegetables to Grow in the Fall Garden - SchneiderPeesp - Your garden doesn't have to end just because winter is here. Here are 15 frost tolerant plants - some are tolerant to 15 degrees fahrenheit.

If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a heated greenhouse but still want to start your own plants from seed in the winter, this inexpensive plant light stand will get your plants growing — even in a dark, dungeon-like basement. It’s made primarily from common 2×4 boards, 3/8" plywood, and fluorescent shop lights.

If you want a fall crop of vegetables that need to be harvested before the first freeze, the answer is to start your seeds indoors and then plant seedlings when the soil is cool enough for the plant to thrive (think tomatoes). Here is how I made an easy affordable seed growing rack.

Blogger and author Cam Mather describes creating a greenhouse over existing raised beds to extend his season. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

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