Discover the secrets behind the extended harvest with master gardener Bill Thorness as your guide. First, learn about regional climates throughout the United States and pinpoint the techniques and plants that will thrive in yours. Then, select the right spot for your cold-weather garden and get tips on cost-effective wind barriers and raised beds to keep your plants warm. Grow your strongest plants yet with Bill’s compost recipes and get his tips for working with worm bins. Plus, build healthy soil year round by adding sheet mulch, planting cover crops and more. Next, find out how to keep your soil warm and create microclimates that support individual plants. Then, build cloches, cold frames and more to protect your vegetables from the elements, and learn how to care for plants in your new structures. Finally, get a thorough overview of your extended-season options — whether caring for a modest indoor garden or a gorgeous greenhouse.