May 11, 2012

Published 05/11 2012 02:18AM

Updated 05/11 2012 02:19AM

Extend your season and planting space for more fresh from the garden flavor.

This hothouse provides a warm environment to jump start the season and extend it long past the first killing frost.  Peas and other cool season crops can get an early start.

And warm season plants, like peppers and tomatoes, are protected from cool nights giving them a quick start for an earlier harvest.

Grow potatoes in containers to make planting and harvesting easy.  Use a large container with drainage holes and be sure to water thoroughly as needed.

A recycled Valentine's Day tablecloth provides production boosting red mulch.

Grass clippings free of chemicals make a great mulch.  They add nutrients, moisture and organic matter to the soil while helping suppress the weeds.

An old gazebo provides support for cucumbers and other climbers.  And other found objects including a slinky create a unique tomato tower.

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