If you live in area with rainy Falls and freezing Winters, prevent soil erosion and harm to crops and equipment by winterizing your garden. Here's one Pacific Northwest gardener's checklist for "putting the garden to bed".
if you live in a cool spot building your own mini polytunnel expands the crop diversity in your garden as well as extending the seasons dramatically. this design is simple and easy to achieve on your own.
Growing tomatoes can be tricky in the cold climate and short warm season of the Pacific Northwest. Here are some things I have learned over the years that have helped me grow great tomatoes in the PNW.