A beautiful winter garden is now achievable; all you need are these five essentials for your winter-ready garden.
- winter garden seeds
- winter garden flowering bulbs
- winter garden cover
- winter garden hose
- winter gardening gloves
Winter is coming, and it's time to get your garden ready. This blog will break up your garden care into two parts. The first is to look at the right bulbs and seeds for the garden, and the second is to find the right tools and gear for you to be able to care for your winter garden properly.
Winter Garden Seeds
It is best to buy different types of winter garden seeds that cover a variety of options, such as
- winter vegetables
- winter herbs
- winter cover crops
Best Winter Veggies: The five best winter vegetable seeds to buy are Rainbow Swiss Chard, Champion Radish, Snow Peas, All American Parsnip, and Little Finger Carrot. These choices are good because when temperatures get down to even 32°F young plants survive without serious damage.
Best Winter Herbs: Parsley, Rosemary, and Garlic are the top 3 winter herbs to go for. All these manage to handle winter quite well. These herbs can grow back even after a freeze.
Best winter cover crops: Winter cover crops are plants that can best allow for the infiltration of winter moisture and help store water and nitrogen in the flower bed. The best winter cover crops are Ryegrass and Hairy Vetch.
Now you know which seeds to buy for your winter garden.
Winter Garden Flowering Blubs
The top 3 winter flowering bulbs are Snapdragon, Ornamental Kale, and Petunia. During the harsh winter months, container gardening is the best way to keep your garden looking good and colorful. Some good-weather bulbs that can also thrive during the winter and don't need containers because they can be left out in the ground are tulips and daffodils.
Now we have sorted what seeds to buy and which flowering bulbs to choose for your winter garden, let us move on to the right tools and gear you will need.
Winter Garden Cover
One needs to do many little things to protect the garden during winter. Spreading mulch over the base of your plants is a great way to cover them. Some folks use old bed covers and sheets to protect bigger shrubs and plants. One could use pillowcases, towels, etc. but what works best are Row Covers. Frost fabric, also known as row covers, goes a long way to protect your winter garden from frost and windchill. Floating row covers are generally made from polyester or polypropylene, a lightweight semi-permeable white fabric. This material allows a small amount of moisture to pass through to irrigate plants underneath. With the help of accessories such as steel hoops that support the fabric, frost protection becomes easy.
Winter Garden Hose
While there are winter garden hoses that can withstand very low temperatures, these are made of a special compound and can be very expensive, and most people cannot afford them. Well, they don't need to because your regular garden hose can withstand the winter if you drain out all the water, which, if left behind, will freeze and cause cracks in your hose.
Winter Gardening Gloves
Winter gardening gloves are needed to protect your hands and fingertips in cold weather conditions. Knitted nitrile gloves are the most suitable materials for good winter gardening gloves. These highly flexible gloves are great for outdoor work when the temperatures drop. The acrylic material lining keeps your fingers comfortable and warm while gardening.
Wrap-up: Winters do not mean you have to stare out your window at the bleak picture of an empty garden. With this blog's information about being winter garden ready, you are now fully winter-ready. You have your seeds, flower bulbs, kit, and gear.
Get out there and have a fruitful winter.