Gardening News and Tips

Welcome to our gardening news and tips page! A sanctuary for all avid gardeners and plant enthusiasts. Whether you have a sprawling backyard garden or a cozy indoor oasis, we are here to provide you with knowledge, inspiration, and practical advice to help you create and maintain a flourishing green space.  

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10 Tips for Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Winter is coming! How do you put your garden to bed for winter and prepare your garden for the dropping temperatures? See 10 tips for winterizing your garden beds—from covering garden soil to protecting trees and shrubs. Let’s talk winter care for vegetables, herbs, berry patches, perennials, roses, trees, and shrubs!

1. Harvesting and Storing Vegetables

A. Tender vegetables do not tolerate frost and should be harvested before frost strikes. This includes tomatoeszucchinipeasbeanswinter squash, and pumpkins. Pull out these plants and all crop debris. If plants are diseased, either burn them or discard them in the trash. Do not leave infected plants on the property nor put them in a compost pile.

B. Hardy vegetables tolerate hard frosts (usually 25° to 28°F) and can be left in the ground. They often taste better after a light frost. (Read more at Almanac.com)

Pros and Cons: Row Gardening Vs. Raised Beds Vs. Containers

Once you’ve decided what you want to grow, consider where and how to do it. Here’s an overview of some of the most popular gardening methods that will help you plan your garden this year, as well as the pros and cons of row planting versus raised bed planting versus containers!  There are many ways to garden, but which one is right for you and your space? (Read more at Almanac.com)

How to winterize tree ferns – two ways to protect these tropical plants from frost

The tropical foliage plants will likely require some extra care to make sure they survive the cold of winter unscathed.

Tree ferns are hugely impressive architectural plants that provide fantastic tropical foliage for any backyard space. As majestic as they are for most of the year, they are not fully cold hardy and are likely to need protection over winter in many climates.

The tree fern, Dicksonia antarctica, has a fibrous trunk – which is actually the plant’s aerial roots – and fantastic fronds that can reach many meters in length. When growing tree ferns, they require a lot of watering during the growing season and will need attention to ensure they survive through the colder months. (Read more at HomesandGardens.com)

How to Freeze Parsley, Cilantro, Chives and Other Herbs

If you grow an abundance of fresh herbs in the garden in summer, here’s a quick and easy way to preserve them to enjoy all year long… all without hanging them up to dry! Put your freezer to work to keep the flavors fresh. These are my three favorite ways to freeze all kinds of herbs, from basil and parsley to rosemary and chives.

One of the things I really dislike about buying store-bought herbs is how half of them often end up slimy.

It happens because I only need a few sprigs for a recipe (usually of something I don’t use often, like sage).

Then the bundle gets stuffed into the veggie crisper in the fridge, where it starts out on top and in front to remind me to use it again, only to gradually move farther and farther back into the part of the drawer where all produce goes to die.

Tell me I’m not the only one?! (Read more at GardenBetty.com)

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