Vegetable Gardening : How to Protect Vegetable Plants from Frost Damage

Protective domes, an insulating wall of waters or frost blankets suspended over wire hoops can help you protect your vegetable plants from frost damage. Learn how your plants can weather the winter in this free video on vegetable gardening.

Expert: Ali Reynolds
Bio: Ali Reynolds owns and operates a small organic nursery. She has a master gardener’s certificate as well as a landscape and gardening certificate, and has gardened for more than 35 years.
Filmmaker: Mike Phillips

Series Description: If you love fresh vegetables, gardening in general or just want a fun and rewarding new hobby, your green thumb will blossom with the aid of these vegetable gardening tips. Learn the secrets of vegetable gardening from a professional instructor in this free video series.

Reiche Community Garden- AFTER
Our garden helps us learn a lot about plants and science. For example we used to think that plants only had a stem and flower now we know that they have roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and seeds. We also know about
composting. If you let old fruits and vegetables like apples, orange rinds, slimy carrots, peppers and smelly cauliflower rot, they turn into compost. Then we can plant things we want to eat in the compost, like beets, carrots, leeks and potatoes. They are delicious in our salad bar and most people think potatoes and leeks are delicious in a soup.

Our garden is beautiful. In the summer, when school is out, we can come just with our family and watch orange and black butterflies on the flowers. It also tastes beautiful. When we eat a nasturtium it’s a fiery taste, but when we eat red sage flowers it’s sweet. The garden is a big piece of our own green world in the city.

Our garden teaches us to work together and have fun. It’s hard work to dig up and wash all the potatoes or put leaves on all the beds in the fall so we need a lot of people to do it. Sometimes other people can teach us things that we don’t know, like how to make a hole for a
brussels sprout seed. It’s fun to work together and tug and tug until out pops a carrot! Then we can all eat them.

Reiche Elementary School, Portland, ME
Site Based Liaison: Hazel Holmes
Photo: Hazel Holmes
By School Ground Greening Coalition on 2012-09-24 10:29:51