Who says that you’re only allowed to enjoy your garden in the summertime? If you put the advice laid out below into practice, you can carry on pottering around in your yard, no matter how much the outdoor temperatures drop!
To find out what you must do to bring your garden to life in the winter, be sure to read on.
Protect Your Bounty With A Truss Building
If you’ve spent a lot of time in the garden this summer cultivating your crops, you’re not going to want to see your bounty disappear now that the cold weather is creeping in. Of course, some of your crops will naturally die out now that the days are getting colder, but there are still a few that will continue to flourish despite the dropping temperatures. To ensure that these crops are given the best chance possible to carry on growing throughout the winter, you have to go above and beyond to protect them from the elements.
Investing in heavy-duty, pre-engineered portable truss buildings is one of the best things that you can do in this instance. With this type of canopy set up in your garden, you will be able to carry on growing certain types of crops well into the winter, simply because they won’t be at the mercy of Mother Nature.
Cover Your Crops With Cloches
Something else that you can to shelter your crops from high winds and heavy rain is to cover them with cloches. This is an inexpensive way to provide your garden with an added layer of protection, and it can even be fun to get your family involved with the creation process.
Here’s everything you must do to create your very own crop cloches:
- Upcycle a 5-gallon water container by cutting out the bottom of it and placing it over your young seedlings
- Fill a small barrel or large bucket with soil, insert a number of plant pots into it, and then cover it with a durable plastic sheeting (this will also work effectively to keep out unwanted wildlife)
- Drive PVC pipes into the ground, bend them, cut their ends off at an angle to form a sharp point, and tie string around them in hoops (this will form an open-ended tunnel that actively protects your crop beds)
Purchase Winter-flowering Plants
As previously touched upon, there are certain plant species that are hardy enough to grow throughout the long, hard, cold months of winter. It’s just down to you to go out there, purchase them, and then plant them!
Here are just a few of the most beautiful and vibrant winter-flowering plants that are widely available across the globe:
- Winter honeysuckle
- Christmas rose
- Winter aconites
- Winter clematis
- Winter heather
- Early-flowering daffodils
- Sweet box
- Witch hazel
- Viburnum bodnantense
- Winter jasmine
- Winter cheery
Do you want to carry on enjoying your garden deep into the depths of winter? If so, be sure to heed all of the gardening advice laid out above.