10 Tasks For Your Winter Garden


| 12/7/2016 1:00:00 PM


Tags: garden planning, winter gardening, seed saving, backyard wildlife, composting, Emma Raven, Utah,

Winter is finally here in Utah and I was fortunate to be picking tomatoes right up to Thanksgiving! However, a blanket of snow doesn’t stop a keen gardener; there are plenty of jobs you can do in the garden and around the homestead to get your plot ready for the next growing season.  Read on to find out my main 10 tasks for winter.

1.  Keep Composting

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Composting slows down as the temperature plummets in winter, however it doesn’t mean that you should stop adding kitchen scraps to the heap. We’re very keen composters and are expanding the large compost bin to allow for a second heap to get started in winter which will be finished and ready to spread on the garden next fall.

I also make sure that my worm farm is topped up with kitchen scraps throughout winter and we keep using Bokashi composting too. The Bokashi waste gets added to the compost heap throughout the year and helps to speed things up.

2.  Build New Beds

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