Extending the growing seasonPosted: November 5, 2009 Filed under: 3. Food Security | Tags: food forest, permaculture Comments Off on Extending the growing season
For true emergency planning, you need your garden producing food year round, even in the dead of winter.
This winter I’ll be experimenting with a few different methods, but one initial success is the use of Agribon 30 paper to seriously extend the growing cycle for crops that normally can’t hack the cold. We still have eight different types of salad greens growing strong under these Agribon covered beds. Great stuff.
We’re also focused on different recipes using crops that do well on their own in the cool winter here, such as kale and broccoli.