The colder weather is upon us and the question being asked is, "What should I do with my organic garden in the winter." "How do I keep my organic garden in shape during the winter months"? "Growing a Vegetable Garden in Winter?" Follow along to find out your winter organic gardening questions with the Friday's Organic Gardening Around The Web segment.

"There are two things that determine your success as an organic gardener - soil and weather. You can change soil; you cannot change weather.

How cold it gets in Winter and how hot it gets in Summer can help you predict whether a particular plant struggles or thrives in your garden... Weather Basics for Organic Gardeners.

Protection is the most important part of enduring the winter. Apply mulch to the floor of the garden if you don't have it already especially if you live in an area that experiences incredibly harsh winters. Think of it as a security blanket for your garden. Protect small bushes with mulch around the base of the plant. Bring your potted plants inside. Enduring the Organic Winter Garden will provide you with easy tips for keeping your garden in good shape in these harsh winter months.

What to Do in Winter... What are you growing in your garden this winter? This is not a trick question. When you work an organic food garden in ways that bring out the best in your site, your soil and your plants, winter is an interesting and useful stretch of time.

The Winter-Sown Vegetable Garden

Gardeners can choose from a variety of flowers, vegetables, and cover crops for winter sowing. Even plants one might not normally grow from seed, such as trees, are good candidates. Start by choosing plants that have a reputation for cold hardiness. In the vegetable garden, this would include collards, broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and kale. Starting Seeds in Cold Weather Stops Pests and Diseases. Winter Sowing in the Organic Garden.

How is the produce during the winter months in you supermarket? Is it overpriced and bland. Do you wish you can do something about it? Well , you can... Make a Mini Hoop House to Grow Fresh Food All Winter Long.

Just because winter is creeping up on us doesn't mean it's time to stop gardening. Organic Gardening can be a year-round activity, with the colder weather approaching it's time to prepare the vegetable garden for the winter. Help can be provided with cold frames that help the self reliant gardener raise salads and other vegetables even during winter. Remember to do some winter chores that could make the difference between some plants surviving winter or succumbing to winter.

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