Elevated garden beds are growing in popularity because they look great anywhere in your yard or on your patio, and are easy to move if necessary.

Did You Know

Elevated garden beds are growing in popularity because they look great anywhere in your yard or on your patio, and are easy to move if necessary. They are ideal for fall because gardeners can regulate the temperature of raised beds with ease. On hot days, move or add a shade netting to protect plants from the heat; when frost is a threat, cover the entire bed for protection.

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Garden Guide

Second plantings are the plants you use for the latter part of the gardening season. Late summer is typically the best time to plant these varieties, including broccoli, carrots, spinach and beets. Call your local extension offices or access information online to find regionalized planting schedules and recommended plant varieties.

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