Winter is a great time to prepare for spring seeding by making some seed tape and sheets. These make-ahead preparations will save you time and ensure your seeds are properly spaced. This is the fourth in a series of five posts of How a Gardener can be Productive in Winter
When spring arrives early next year, you probably will be busy cleaning up from winter and doing other important gardening tasks such as seeding and perhaps doing some construction before the heat of the summer. Wouldn’t it be great if you have your plan for what you want to accomplish in your garden completed? This is the second in a series of five posts of How a Gardener can be Productive in Winter
In the Northern Hemisphere it is winter. You likely are thinking that gardening is done for the year and that you will have to find other non-gardening interests to keep you occupied. If you still want to do some “gardening” there are though some interesting tasks that you can do to prepare for spring even when you can't be in your garden.
The leaves are starting to turn orange and red and are falling. The days are cooler and nights are getting cold. It is fall in the Northern Hemisphere and time to start putting the garden to bed for winter. You need a Fall Garden Preparation Checklist - subscribe to the Tranquil Garden Newsletter to get your free copy. Due to overwhelming demand I have made the downloadable checklist available again for a limited time. But act now to subscribe to get it in your inbox.
Do you find sometimes that you miss something that needs to be done in your yard or garden because you don't get a chance to visit all the areas? I find that happens often with my yard and garden and some critical tasks don't get done. For me it is important to regularly do a garden maintenance walk to see what I may have missed during my less comprehensive visits to the garden.
If you are an avid gardener and attached to your garden with a virtual umbilical cord, leaving it for any period of time to go out of town for vacation is very hard. This is especially hard in spring/summer when the garden needs your attention almost every day. So if you are going on vacation how can you prepare your garden before you leave it?
When we first saw our future backyard while we were doing our house search, we knew right away that this was the house and property for us. It had a mini orchard full of fruit trees of every type and variety and maturity. As far as I know you can't buy a bunch of 20 year old fruit trees so we considered these to be priceless.