Extend Your Growing Season
There’s no need to let your garden stay empty during the winter. Instead
of clearing off an empty patch of soil in April, why not enjoy a garden full
of ready-to-eat spinach? Cold-hardy crops planted in your cold frame in
late fall will grow slowly through the winter and be ready to harvest as
soon as spring arrives.
The growing season in New England is short- typically lasting from the
beginning of April through the end of October, a total of just seven
months. Anything that can prolong this short season, even if just for a few
weeks is a welcome reprieve from the threat of cold winter days. An
average growing season is 32 weeks. With season extension tools, the
season can be extended to up to 41 weeks.