Winter Garden Wonders
Growing in the winter can be a challenge. We have a few tips and tricks that we want to share with you along with some great edibles that you can grow and eat through the cold winter months.
When caring for your plants there are a few things you need to know:
-When feeding your plants you need to remember that you are actually feeding the soil.
-Remember mycorrhizae is a fungus that grows in association with the roots of a plant in a symbiotic relationship.
-20 tons of manure per acre (1 pound per square foot) Every other year in the winter only if you are not planting.
-Mixed compost for the top dressing
-Do not disturb the soil
-Cut out the plant, don’t dig it out.
Winter wonders are plants that grow during the cold winter months. These are our top four:
–Ornamental Kale is one of our favorites to add color to your garden. If you want to make kale chips the ornamental kale are perfect for that. It’s a little too crunchy for a sandwich, but if you cut them up and put them in your salad or if you are going to cook them. They also make a great taco shell.
–Blueberries need to be grown in a pot in an A microclimate. This time of year they turn a bright red. The pH needs to be around 4.5 to 5.5.
–Barbados Cherry works best in a B or C microclimates. This can fruit in October – November. They are a little more tart than your ususal cherry.
–Rye grass can grow now and then you can use it in your soil in the spring.
Learn more about what you can grow in your winter and how to maintain a winter garden through our DIY classes in the Agriscaping Mastery Program.