How to make row covers on the cheap!

With winter around the corner, and tender plants still in the garden, it is time to think about protecting them. In the past, I have waited until the last minute to cover my plants with bed sheets. It is no fun going out into the cold and wind to cover plants. This year, I made row covers ahead of time. I will share in this post just how I did it. Materials: My garden beds are roughly 4×8. Each bed required: * six pieces of 24 x 3/8 inch rebar at $1.59 each ($9.54) * two 10 foot pieces of[…]

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6 tips to get an early crop of Snow Peas

Delicious Snow peas are one crop that can be started early in the year. But they have a short growing window, and must be planted before most other crops. This guide details the process to prepare, plant and harvest an early crop of snow peas. Be the envy of your gardening friends when you showcase a plate of early spring snow peas. 1. Soil Preparation: Pick a part of the garden that has full to partial sun to grow your peas. Make sure the soil is well-drained and loose. Peas need a trellis to grow on, so put them on[…]

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