PREPARING YOUR GARDEN FOR WINTER
See our list of fall chores to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and vibrant spring! We’ve covered vegetables, herbs, berries, perennials, roses, trees, and shrubs. ✿
Starting Seeds Indoors ~ Earlier fruits and flowers, plus endless variety.
Starting seeds indoors will give you earlier vegetables and flowers, and your cultivar choices will be endless. The process of germination may seem complex, but the act of seed planting is reassuringly simple. Just take it step-by-step, and you’ll soon be presiding over a healthy crop of seedlings.
Here are tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac on how to start your seeds indoors.
Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors
Save money on vegetable seedlings and grow superior varieties of vegetables by starting seeds indoors.
This is what i plan on doing this winter as project, converting my porch into solarium for all seasons and growing year round.
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Turn your screened porch into a greenhouse for the winter. You can opt for a year-round permanent greenhouse or a temporary one to use in the winter, depending upon how you normally use your screen porch. Your greenhouse can let you start seeds while there is still snow on the ground, winter over delicate plants and continue your gardening through the winter months.
Many homes have gardens — but not every home has a greenhouse. A gardener makes a clear and obvious statement about just how seriously they take gardening and caring for their plantings when they install a greenhouse. It doesn’t take a major investment to have a greenhouse. You can build a “mini” greenhouse to protect your plants through all sorts of weather, and protect your wallet from having to repurchase plants after a frost, drought or rainstorm.
With the right growing techniques, an unheated greenhouse can be a productive, pollution-free garden asset all through the year.