Now that the weather is getting colder, it is important not to give up on your garden. Many new growers are surprised by how much you can continue to grow over the winter months. Even in a colder climate, it is possible to create growing areas that you can use throughout the year.
One thing you can do to extend the growing season is make a hot bed for winter growing. I thought that some of you might be interested in this article I wrote on this topic:
The principles involved in making a hot bed are the same in many respects as those involved in all composting. And it is surprising how much heat is given off as materials break down.
It makes a lot of sense to make use of that heat energy. It can obviously keep plants much warmer even in sub-zero temperatures. And it really does not cost much to do so. Often, we can meet our needs simply by making use of natural materials or things that would otherwise be thrown away.
If you need a hand to set up your garden for the winter, please do get in touch.