My top 6 tips for your first winter vegetable garden!

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“Four Season Harvest” by Eliot Coleman –
“Winter Harvest Handbook” by Eliot Coleman –

0:31 Pick the sunniest possible spot and pick it in winter
1:37 Grow under cover (double cover in zones 3-6)
2:42 Grow in the ground or in large shallow raised beds
3:11 Only grow crops that can handle a frost and focus on
very cold hardy crops in zones 3-5
4:06 Plants should be close to maturity before temps are
regularly below freezing and/or there’s less than 10
hours of daylight
4:40 Don’t rely on “days to maturity” on seed packets when
planting for winter

Crops we grow under double cover in zone 5:

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I’m passionate about an approach to organic gardening that is frugal, easy, sustainable, and works with nature to achieve amazing results. My videos will help you grow more healthy organic fruits and vegetables, while working less and saving money. I don’t push gardening products. I don’t hype bogus “garden secrets”. I provide evidence based strategies to help you grow a lot of food on a little land without spending much or working harder than you have to!

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