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More Tips On Protecting Vegetables From Frost

To read the story referenced, “The Easiest (And Fastest) Ways To Protect Your Vegetables From That Dreaded Late Frost,” click here.

I’m a big fan of floating row covers myself. It’s as simple as bending sections of PVC over your beds every 3-4 foot or so, then covering with a frost protection cover and weighing the edges down with rocks. Keeps fabric off the plants, and even supports small accumulations of snow if that’s an issue for your area.

Big fan of using Agribon for the fabric. Comes in several different weights for different degrees of frost protection, sun light penetrates so it doesn’t have to be removed, and lasts several seasons if cared for. I live in zone 6 and was able to grow somewhat cold-hardy crops until the first few weeks of January. Probably would have kept growing, too, if a freakishly heavy snow didn’t collapse the fabric. I actually still have a few lettuce plants left in the garden.

Blake

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To read the story referenced, “5 Frost-Resistant Vegetables You Can Plant Super Early,” click here.

Broccoli. More than once this hardy plant has lasted through extreme cold, only finally giving up after
many days of highs in the teens.

Anonymous

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  1. This is not True for ALL of Canada !!!! This is only in Nova Scotia!!! British Columbia and Alberta gives Grants to build – Off the Gid Homes..

    Canada Bans Off-Grid Living (And It’s Happening In The U.S., Too)
    Written by: Daniel Jennings Current Events August 5, 2015 178 Comments Print This Article Print This Article

    Image source: CTVNews.ca
    Image source: CTVNews.ca
    It is illegal for Cheryl Smith to live in her own home because it doesn’t have electricity.
    Officials in Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia, are refusing to give Smith a certificate of occupancy to live in her new house because it has no power. She since has stopped working on the home.
    “Why am I being forced to rely on electricity or fossil fuels or whatever if I don’t want to?” Smith asked CTV.
    Smith cannot get a certificate of occupancy because national building codes in Canada require new homes to have wiring for smoke detectors and ventilation systems.
    The ‘Rules Are the Rules’
    Smith’s 14-by-20-square-foot dream “tiny home” has been sitting empty with signs that say “Freedom of Rights Denied” and “Work Stopped” tacked to the door for a year.
    She said it’s odd that the Canadian government espouses environmentalism views but doesn’t allow citizens to live off-grid.
    “I just don’t want to leave a big footprint on the earth,” she told CTV. “If what we’re trying to do is move the world into a greener place and make it more environmentally friendly so there’s something still left for our children, then why am I being forced to rely on electricity or fossil fuels?”
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