How to Build a Low Tunnel

With our erratic spring weather, one of the best investments a vegetable gardener in Minnesota can make is in a low tunnel. And, these season extenders are not hard to build or very expensive. Why Low Tunnels? Low tunnels are temporary structures, typically made of wire or PVC pipes with a plastic sheet or a…

Read More

Day 29: Extending the Season in Your Vegetable Garden, Part 2

By carefully choosing which crops and varieties you grow in your vegetable garden, it’s possible to extend the growing season several weeks in the North. But frost is frost, and eventually all but kale and parsnips will fall to its power. For determined season extenders, the next step is to add layers of warmth to…

Read More