Martha Asks: Extending the growing season

Martha Stewart
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I’m a firm believer in eating a serving of leafy greens everyday, whether they are eaten cooked, raw, or juiced. Dark leafy greens are extremely nutritious and alkalizing to the body. By adopting a few season-extending methods you can have leafy greens growing all year-round.

Successive planting is a good way to stretch the harvest over a period of time. As the August heat sends much of the vegetable garden to seed, I am sowing seeds for new crops that will take me through the fall and into the winter. What methods do you use to extend the growing season?

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