Category: Frost & Sun Protection

Protect from Sunburn with Shade Cloth

Summer sun is great for our growing garden, but too much will cause damage to leaves and fruit of vegetables. Keep this from happening by installing some shade cloth...

How to Build a Low Tunnel to Protect Plants from Frost

We’re always talking about extending your growing season with floating row covers, low tunnels, and hoop houses. These all protect your plants from frost. Today...

Row Covers – Extend Your Growing Season with Dio-Betalon

Row covers have been used by farmers for years to extend the season of summer crops and to get their Fall/Winter crops off to a good start. In our video, Protecting...

How Do Floating Row Covers Protect Plants From Frost?

  When it comes to protecting your plants from frosts and freezes it’s important to understand where the heat is coming from. Soil absorbs heat during the day and...

How to Extend the Season in Your Garden

. Create the climate your plants want in your garden. Want to make it warmer in the fall and winter? Cooler in the summer? It takes just a few hours to get started for...

Find the Right Floating Row Cover for Your Garden

Made of lightweight fabric, they allow sunlight, air, and water to pass through to your plants. Well known as “season extenders” to keep plants warm, row covers can...

Know Thy Last Frost Date

It happens every year—the weather warms up and the impulse to plant becomes irresistible. It’s spring! Let’s go!, you say. And lately, it seems to happen every...

How to Make a Hoophouse on a Raised Bed

We have been meaning to write about this for a while, and today friend and blog-reader Melinda provided the impetus when she emailed to ask how our hoophouses are...