Ever had troubles trying to grow something in the winter time? Here a few tips on how to provide protection, food, and enough water during the winter season.
Tip #1 – Clean out all the weeds.
It’s not a fun job, but it’s got to be done-along with dead leaves and plants. This will help discourage pests and animals.
Tip #2- Prepare soil for spring.
Use this time to amend your soil and improve drainage in your garden. This will help you prepare for the busy spring season.
Tip #3- Plant winter crops.
Planting cover crops and other winter crops will not only provide you food during the winter but also provide nutrients to the soil and protect against erosion. Check which crops grow best in your region.
Tip #4- Watering.
Water plants when the first inch of the soil is dry. Plants growing in the winter need dramatically less water then you should in the summer garden. The soil does not need to kept moist.
Tip #5 Planning for the next season.
During this time you will have gathered information in order to plan for next season. You’ll need to plan ahead on what to plant and what materials you’ll need to plant or harvest the plants you’re will to plant for next season.
Written By: Kaylee J. Robbins and Beyliegh L. Mullins