Recommendation for gardening in cool climates:
- For the warm-season yields start sowing your seeds under the fluorescent lights just before eight to ten weeks of getting frost.
- Construct the beds that are raised to get successful plantation. Wrap the beds by using black color plastic sheet so that the bed remains warm.
- Uphold a drip-irrigation method or soaker-hose so that you could maintain with little water.
- Cool-weather plants like cabbage, broccoli, spinach, peas, lettuce and radish could be cultivated.
- Maintain the required frames so that the crops grow vertically.
- Cultivate cool-weather plants like peas and at the time when the yields get reduced remove everything and start planting the summer crops.
- Wrap the peas and berries with nets to protect them from animal pets and birds.
- Start sowing seeds in the nursery bed outdoor or indoor for cool-weather plants, you have to do this just 3 months before the start of the frost.
- If there is no adequate rainfall, water your plants. Many of the plants require one inch water for a week.
- Remove the black plastic wrapper and wrap it with natural or organic wrapper. Wrap the soil with natural materials like compost in the moderate temperature to retain the moisture.
- Check for the plants disease or insects regularly and take steps to control them without delay, in case if you see any of them.
- Motivate the productions like squash, cucumbers, beans, eggplants and some other by taking them out at the young stage.
- In case, if you expect untimely light frost hold polyspun for wrapping the summer crops like peppers and beans.
- Harvest crops like potatoes, onions, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. Carrots, parsnips, sprouts, Brussels and some root crops may be there in the field all along the light frosts.
- Make clear the plant wreckage in the harvested beds. Cover the empty beds in order to guard the soil during the winter.
- Have a propensity for fall crops like cabbage, broccoli, onion and spinach until they get mature and become ready for harvesting.
- If you expect frost reap out green tomatoes, keep them indoors.
- Construct extra raised boxed beds, mend the fences and clear the cold frames.
- If the hazard of the frost gets over, maintain warm-weather species like peppers and tomatoes. And spread seeds for beans, melons, corn and squash.
- Wrap the beds through natural matter in order to avoid weeds and maintain the earth from getting too warm very quickly.
- Make use of shade cloths to guard the young plants from heavy sun.
- Reap cool-weather plants like broccoli; lettuce just earlier to the hot weather makes them to runoff and set seeds.