When winter arrives, that’s it for gardening right? Of course not, there are plenty of things you can do to keep gardening, even when the weather is awful.
So winter has hit full force! Your yard is covered in a few feet of snow or it’s been raining heavily for days or gale-force winds are rattling the windows and bending the tree branches almost to the point of breaking.
You’re likely thinking that gardening is done for the year and that you’ll have to find other non-gardening interests to keep you occupied.
However if you still want to do some “gardening”, there are enough interesting tasks that you can do to prepare for spring even when you can’t be in your garden.
Plan The Garden and Read Up on Gardening
You will then know in spring exactly the how, when, where and what to plant without wasting any time.
Create Seed Tape and Sheets
Imagine preparing some seed tape or sheets, creating a way to easily plant seeds without wasting time.
You will have a head-start in spring when it is time to do seeding and your seeds will be evenly spaced out without any waste.
Stock Up On Gardening Supplies
Imagine topping up your gardening supplies, so that you are not missing anything crucial.
You will then be ready to start early seeding and have everything else to get the rest of your garden growing well in spring.
Build Some Planter Boxes
Imagine building one or more simple planter boxes using sturdy construction and materials.
You’ll have a functional, strong and beautiful looking container that is just the right size for your child’s first garden or for yourself, ready to host the first plants of the season.
Here are the links to four articles and a product that’ll give you tasks that you can do inside where it is warm and dry while winter storms rage outside.
- What Garden Reading You Can Do This Winter
- How to Plan Next Year’s Garden
- 21 Useful Gardening Supplies to Restock this Winter [Buying Guide]
- How to Easily Make Seed Tape and Sheets
- Children’s Garden Planter Box eBook
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