Getting a head start on the vegetable garden can be tricky if you wait until January because of frozen ground. It seems this time of year if the ground is not frozen it is wet. Neither condition is conducive to… Click Here To Read More
January is a good time to prep your vegetable garden, plant cool season crops and get your seed starting supplies ready for the upcoming season. For those who were unable to get into their garden in January due to snow… Click Here To Read More
As anyone who owns a greenhouse – or coldframe – or tunnel house – knows, there is always a desire to have just a little more growing space. Some seeds need cold stratification to germinate, some seeds need heat to germinate…. Click Here To Read More
It’s already the middle of January and let me assure you, I have been busy planting seeds – indoors and out. I’ve done a bit of winter sowing – mostly perennials although a few half-hardy annuals snuck into the… Click Here To Read More
Those of us who grow vegetables year-round are really no different than those who grow seasonally other than we choose to grow varieties that – like us – brave the cold weather. Figuring out which varieties do well for us… Click Here To Read More
It has been an interesting winter here in Indiana – much milder than normal. As usual, I had my winter lettuce bed that survived very nicely – and then there were the winter flowers – some of which bloomed on… Click Here To Read More
See the vegetables that are still growing and being harvested under cover in Indiana in November.
Kale doesn’t mind frost. In fact, the leaves taste sweeter after a frost has hit them.[/caption]There are many plants that don’t mind frost and other plants that continue to thrive for several months longer if they receive some type of… Click Here To Read More
A video of radish, peas and tomatoes under row cover in November in my Indiana garden.
Fall is the appropriate time for planting winter vegetables, however winter gardening and winter planting are two very different aspects. Winter gardening is all about growing fruits, flowers and vegetables during the coldest part of the year. Winter planting is… Click Here To Read More