Gallery: HOW TO: Extend Your Garden’s Growing Season With Cloches and C...

 
Hardy vegetables like kale, cabbage, chard, lettuce, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, turnips, parsnips, and beets will over-winter well,  and you'd likely also have a fair bit of luck with herbs such as rosemary, parsley, and members of the mint family. They'll last a surprisingly long time if you create a greenhouse-like effect for them with covers made of glass or plastic, be those pretty bells you find at flea markets, or those you make yourself from inexpensive scrap materials. Really, the key is to be sneaky and trick your plants into thinking that winter hasn't set in yet by keeping the snow and wind away from them.

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