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The main limiting factors are space and time - time meaning the length of the growing season in your climate. See what other people manage to do where you live, and use that to place the bounds on what you can do (without cover).

You should be able to get some variety even in a fairly small area. There's no sense really in just growing one thing. Lettuce and other salads can be grown between other plants - and anyway you don't want too many at one time because half of them will bolt before you can eat them.

In terms of stuff that will keep for the winter, we keep in a simple dry, no-freeze storage space, potatoes, onions, squash and beans (the white haricot kind, but have also done red beans or the Italian kind called borlotti). Green beans are fine in storage jars.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Mar 4th, 2012 at 11:32:37 AM EST
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