There is still time to plant out your winter vegetable garden. Check out our tips for getting started as the cooler temperatures set in.
While gardening is not for everyone, many people do enjoy maintaining a home garden or tending to a small space in the local community garden. Even though gardening is most popular during the summer months, if you choose to, you can have a garden year round with a variety of seasonal vegetables and herbs. There are two different ways to look at winter gardens:
1. Gardening to have a winter vegetable crop during the winter months or
2. Maintaing a garden through the winter for a spring vegetable crop.
Since we are already well into autumn, we will be looking more at the latter.
Don’t worry if you didn’t plan out a winter garden ahead of time. We are lucky here on the Sunshine Coast that the climate is temperate enough to allow for late autumn planning and planting. But - if you are in a cooler area you can always consider the use of a greenhouse.
Here are some winter gardening advantages and simple tips for getting started:
Once you have set yourself up (or if you are a more advanced gardener if has done all this before), stay tuned for further articles on building up winter plant health, managing temperature zones and self sufficiency during the colder months.