Thursday, July 28, 2011

Damrosch: Tricks to extend gardening into cold weather

Yes, the temperature was above 90°F Thursday afternoon, and the forecast for Friday is for the high 90’s plus heat index in the low 100’s. But we know “average” summertime temperatures are in slow decline now, and that frost will kill our tender vegetables in about 10 weeks.

Cooler weather is on its way, but Barbara Damrosch, the “A Cook’s Garden” columnist in the Washington Post, this week challenged gardeners to focus on the opponent—the coming winter—and tells what’s in her “bag of tricks” to keep things growing in her vegetable garden until the inevitable deep freeze.

So grumble a bit about the heat and humidity—and then read Damrosch’s article to see how you too might garden on as the temperatures slowly fall toward the deep freeze. CLICK HERE.

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