Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

How to farm in winter

Can you grow vegetables and other crops in winter? Well, of course it depends on where you are, since in south Florida you never experience frost and things grow all year. But for most of the Southeast, at some point you will experience freezing temperatures, which will limit your growing season. Modern Farmer has an article this week about cold weather farming. While it is geared to the Northeast, I think a lot of the ideas apply to the Southeast as well as long as you adjust the dates to account for our local growing season. While I am dubious about planting by the lunar calendar as the article suggests, the rest of it seems quite useful. You can read it here.

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