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If your climate is right, you can keep your garden going all winter with cool-weather crops that can't take the summer heat: peas, spinach, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, and other salad greens.

Here's a simple technique that will give you sweeter, crisper winter vegetables than any you can buy at the store. This method takes advantage of the fact that some vegetables can survive freezing temps & remain fresh, even when buried under a blanket of snow. You can store carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, celery, rutabagas, cabbages, leeks, kale, & spinach in the garden through winter by using this mulching technique.

Although you’ll want to check the hardiness zone guidelines for specifics on your location, generally speaking these particular crops do well in most area of the United States.

Growing produce directly in a potting soil bag. (From Kim Anderson Desmuke on North Texas Vegetable Gardeners FB page)

Square Foot Garden. Very well organized, like the companion plants, good mixing of different nitrogen pulling plants throughout the space, wouldn't place the potatoes and watermelon in a square foot garden like this and I don't think they listed supports for the peas.

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Vegetables That Don't Grow Well Together

VEGETABLES THAT DON'T GROW WELL TOGETHER: Cucumbers thrive when planted near bush beans, lettuce and radishes, but they choke when planted near potatoes. Beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers and strawberries make good neighbors -- as long as you plant the onions, garlic, leeks and shallots elsewhere. (Click link for more companion planting dos and don'ts. )

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Thing You Must Plant This Instant: Cucamelons

Cucamelon - tiny little watermelon-type fruit that taste like cucumbers and lime. Definitely going to hunt these down and put some in my garden.

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How to Grow and Store Potatoes, Onions, Garlic and Squash, Keeper Crops: Gardener's Supply

Growing and storing potatoes, onions, garlic and winter squash

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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

How to Turn Fallen Leaves into Organic Mulch l Better Homes and Gardens

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Grow your own greens

How to grow your own greens-a great, short read with good info.

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14 Tips for Putting Your Garden to Bed This Fall

Garden Cleanup...Tips for getting your garden ready for winter

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Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade

How to Fertilize Vegetable Gardens Without Chemicals check out the pavers between plants...