Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening

how to overwinter your spring veggies

How to Overwinter Your Spring Veggies

What is Overwintering Your Garden Overwintering is the process of creating a safe dormant state for your plants during the winter months. There are several ways to do this, but the best way for you...
vegetable patch - cover soil with winter ground cover

Keep Your Soil Healthy with a Winter Ground Cover

Protecting Your Soil In The Winter Taking care of your soil is vital to producing a good crop. During the winter months though, this could prove to be quite difficult to do. After your last...
Preparing Perennials for the Winter

Guide to Preparing Perennials for the Winter

If you live where winter is cold, with temperatures below freezing, it is easy to define what winter means. However, if you live in a warmer part of the country, how do you define...
roses

Starting a Rose Garden in February

If you have ever admired the beauty of a rose garden and dreamed of having one of your own, but thought it too difficult to accomplish or maintain, now is the time to get...

It Lives! How To Take Root Trimmings From The House To Outside

You can easily extend the life of your favorite house plant or perennial by taking the roots from your potted plant outside where it can continue to grow and thrive where it should be....

Row Covers and Other Ways To Protect Fragile Plants

Most serious gardeners will try anything they can to protect and improve their gardening experience. Unfortunately, there are times when you may need a little extra help when it comes to protecting your plants,...
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Start Mulching In February!

February leaves us with just a month left to gear up for spring gardening, so now is the ideal time to start mulching. If you are a seasoned gardener, you already know that the...
asparagus

The Asparagus That Ate Winter!

Grown for its edible stalks, Asparagus is usually planted in January or February, as soon as the soil is not frozen and workable. Asparagus is a perennial vegetable with a high yield – 8...

Herbs in Winter: Taking Them In and Drying Them Out

We're clearing out our herb boxes as well as our gardens--but we also know that we have plenty of herbs that'll survive this winter. In fact, a lot of herbs really enjoy being placed...

Winterize Lawn: How To Start

AAAAHHHH! The sweet smell of fresh cut grass sends me into a state of peaceful bliss. I think of picnics, touch football, and tag, all things that I use to do in the grass...

Preparing Your Garden Soil Now for Next Spring

Freshen up the garden After harvesting all of your fresh delicious vegetables and sharing them with kind friends and family, it is time to start all over again. It was always a tradition in my...

Making Room for Winter Gardening

You don't have to quit gardening just because winter is coming. In fact, some of us really like the challenge. We also like calling it a winter garden and having people think we're really...

How to Grow Vegetables in Cold Climates

Gardening in cold weather Well, I come from the south and my grandma and great-grand parents always gardened in the winter time. That was the busiest season for them. They ran a farm, so getting...

Start The Year With Your New Garden Trellis

A garden trellis is a beautiful addition to any garden. It adds a nice focal point, height, and architecture to the space. It is a nice base layer for climbing plants and a great...

Planting in the January Thaw

Although not a regularity, the January thaw happens almost every year, and most parts of the country enjoy a slight rise in temperatures that last about a week before dipping back down again for...
Vegetables to Plant in January

Vegetables to Plant in January

When you think of the month of January, starting to plant your vegetables is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind. If you live in the southern or west coast of...
cold frame

Three Ways to Use a Cold Frame

If you've ever eaten a delicious salad full of fresh greens in the middle of winter or have seen flowers blooming well after frost, you are directly benefiting from a cold frame. So, what exactly...

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