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Winter Gardening Ideas and Tips

Sarita Harbour

Winter offers a great way to extend your growing season through cold weather.

Growing a garden in a winter landscape gives you a head start on your garden in early winter. And it lets you harvest vegetables during cold winter temperatures, even at a time of year when most gardens are dormant.

Use these winter gardening ideas to grow food through the cold season and enjoy homegrown fresh produce in the coming months.

UNDERSTAND YOUR ZONE

If you plan to garden in winter, get familiar with your local weather patterns, frost start and end dates and hardiness zone.

USE COLD FRAMES AND ROW COVERS

These aid in winter gardening by protecting gardens against winter frost or heavy snowfall.

Choosing the right crops is the key to winter gardening success.

SELECTING SUITABLE CROPS

Choose a location with plenty of sun during short winter days. A spot with a fence or wall nearby will help shelter crops from the wind.

LOCATION PLANNING

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