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Planting Chart - Timing

Posted by Rhonda J. Ferree -

Go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/vegguide/step06.cfm for more information on when to plant vegetables in your garden. Vegetable Hardiness Recommended planting period for centra...

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Cold Frames Extend the Garden Season

Posted by Rhonda J. Ferree -

Do you plan to grow your own food this summer? Would you like to extend that growing season a bit more in the spring and fall? If so, there are several options you might consider, including cold frames, hot beds, hoop houses, cloches, and floating row covers. I remember my dad using a cold frame that he made of old windows to harden off plants in the spring before planting them in the garden....

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