Short Season Garden Updates

Whenever Short Season Garden adds or updates content, you will see it here. Check here to keep up with all the benefits and challenges of the perpetual cool season enjoyed or endured in Zone 3 gardening.

Leverage zone 3 advantages for cool season crops by planting early

Cold climate gardeners sometimes mistakenly think cool season crops don’t need to be planted early.

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Hardening plants off is essential for avoiding transplant shock

Hardening plants, while essential for ensuring the survival of your seedlings, can be challenge if you work a full-time job.

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Is composting in winter feasible in cold climates like zone 3?

Composting in winter is possible even in the cold climate of Zone 3. However “northern” is a relative term. Take all “northern advice” in context.

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Is Year Round Gardening Possible in Zone 3?

While true year round gardening outdoors in Zone 3 can be tough, many cold hardy vegetables can last well into winter in a simple cold frame or low tunnel.

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