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Cold frames offer a simple way to protect plants from frost, but take care to vent these season extension devices to avoid overheating your plants on sunny days.

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"8 Steps for Making Better Garden Soil" Use these organic and natural methods to make healthy garden soil from common dirt. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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Compost bins don't have to be unsightly or difficult to build. Try these DIY compost in plans for a structure that looks great while it produces compost for your garden.

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How to grow Garlic (and why you should). Garlic is easy to grow, is indispensable to a wide range of cuisines, and discourages pests and diseases. All in all, it could be the most important plant in your garden. During its early stages of growth, garlic needs cool temperatures and is not harmed by frost or light freezing, but it requires plenty of sun later for good bulb development.

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Start your own mushroom garden using hardwood logs. Its so easy, a beginning homesteader can do it! From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

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