The vegetable garden we all wish we had

Niki Jabbour gardens in Halifax Nova Scotia, where she has one of the most beautiful and productive vegetable gardens I’ve ever seen. She also proves that cold winter weather (something we’re all getting too much of right now…) doesn’t need to stop the gardening fun. Niki uses cold frames to allow her to harvest fresh greens from the garden right through the cold, snowy, Canadian winter.

You can almost taste the fresh vegetables and smell the rich, fertile soil! Niki’s garden is a dream come true.

Sturdy raised beds made from rot-resistant hemlock wood make this garden easy to maintain. A tall fence protects everything from the marauding deer.

Never content to grow the same old varieties, Niki always tries a diversity of different tomatoes and other vegetables.

Flowers like cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) add beauty and help attract pollinators to the garden.

Niki is a pro at using season extenders like this cold frame to extend her garden season long after most people have given up.

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