If gardening makes you happy and brings delicious food to your table as well as personal satisfaction and a sense of achievement, you might want to garden year-round. Just because the temperature drops doesn’t mean you have to drop the joy of gardening. Gardening in the winter can be fun and productive. It can help chase away the winter blues too. Read on for some easy winter gardening tips from DripWorks.
It's entirely possible to garden in zones 8, 9, and 10 by using a medium-weight row cover. A mulch of straw, leaves or pine needles will also help you discover the joys of winter gardening by keeping your plants warmer and the soil moist.
You may plant some short-season crops and root vegetables. Beets, carrots and onions make excellent cool-weather root crops. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage are good picks for their tolerance to cold weather.