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Picture of habanero peppers
Habanero peppers ripen on the vine early in November on a farm south of Dallas. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
Photo of raised garden bed covered by frost blanket
Covering a bed of garden plants doesn't need to be complicated. A frost blanket, a couple of buckets as center columns and wood scraps to weight down the sides are all that's needed. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
Photo of frost blanket frames for raised garden beds
Frost blanket frames made of wood and PVC pipe proved to be no better than a simple set-up for protecting garden plants. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
Photo of roll of frost blanket against tractor
Most frost blanket rolls are six feet wide. Ten-foot wide rolls are much easier to wrap around larger plants. Photo by Marshall Hinsley