With a little planning, you can harvest fresh vegetables from your own backyard most of the year. Vegetables can be grown outside in SE NC from late winter through late fall. The hoops on these beds make it easy to cover them with frost protection cloth, extending the growing season for some crops through the winter.
The key to growing a productive vegetable garden in all seasons is knowing what to plant when. Knowing when to plant different crops allows gardeners to easily develop a planting calendar for year round harvest. Use the planting guidelines available from Pender County Cooperative Extension at http://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php?page=news&ci=LAWN+111, to plan your 2011 vegetable garden.