Winter Veggie Garden Preparation
Any time is a good time to garden, especially if you are growing to eat. And, with temperatures slowly dipping, now is the ideal time to get going on growing your backyard winter vegetable garden. Although the usual planting time for winter gardens is from March to May, some root crops like carrots, beetroot, radishes, parsnips and leeks thrive throughout winter. If you plant during April, go for cabbage, spinach, gem squash and butternut – all the goodness for hearty soups and stews.
There are three steps to remember when starting a veggie garden:
- Soil prep
Let's dig deeper into these and guide you on establishing a seasonal vegetable garden.
Select a site and size up your garden space.
The amount of space you have will determine the size of the veggie patch. Planting crops in small squares instead of long rows is best for smaller veggie patches. Remember also to select a site that gets six hours of sunlight daily.
Before planting, you must well prepare your soil. Adding organic matter to your soil provides nutrients, improves the structure, and allows for sufficient drainage.
The perfect sowing depth is twice the seed diameter and at the recommended spacing. Some vegetable varieties must be planted in trays or punnets before planting in the garden.
The nutrients in GuanoBoost are in the correct form for your vegetable garden, giving an immediate boost of nutrients for higher-quality growth and healthier plants. Keep up your planting passions and start your veggie patch with 100% organic GuanoBoost today. Soon you'll be reaping all the goodness of winter vegetables.