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Add a Month to the Fall Growing Season

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Difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 1 hour


Veggies such as salad greens, broccoli and potatoes will keep their good looks longer if properly protected. Row covers add more than a month to the fall growing season by taming the wind and reducing frost damage.

Row covers allow air, water and light to pass through. They’re also easy to install, provide excellent coverage and dry quickly. Plus, hungry deer and other pests seldom bother veggies hidden from view under row covers. 


  1. Arrange the row cover either over support hoops or drape cloth directly over plants. 
  2. Use bricks, large stones or landscape pins to anchor to the ground. 
  3. Check and adjust your tunnel or tent after stormy weather.


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