Winter Gardening Tips

Winter Gardening pic
Winter Gardening
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While serving as CEO of Security National Automotive Acceptance Corp, Becky Catino was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a $25 million organization. Apart from her professional career, Becky Catino enjoys many hobbies, including gardening.

Winter may not be the first season of the year that springs to mind when it comes to thinking about gardening tips. Just because the weather is cold, however, doesn’t mean there aren’t things to do to keep a garden healthy and vibrant. Here are two suggestions to accomplish just that.

For larger shrubs and other plants that maintain some structure during the winter months, it’s important to keep them free of snow and ice. After a snowfall or an ice storm, be sure to clear as much of the snow or ice from the shrub or plant as possible to prevent unnecessary stress to the plant’s structure. By doing this, one can prevent limbs and other parts of the plant from breaking or becoming injured.

Winter doesn’t necessarily have to mean the end of the growing season. Depending on your growing zone, there are several types of vegetables and other plants that can be planted during fall, late winter, or in very early spring. Broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, spinach, and kale are among many types of green vegetables that can be grown during the cold season. Root vegetables also can be an important part of a cold-weather garden. Seed companies are an excellent resource for learning more about vegetable-growing options for fall and winter planting.

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