Winter Garden Tips

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The garden may be sleeping in the Winter, but you don’t have to be!

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Here are 5 Winter garden activities to help you prepare for the next season:

 

  1. Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!
    Mulching does more than just block weeds and make your garden look good. In the Winter, mulching can help keep the soil warm and help protect roots and bulbs of annuals as well as the beneficial wildlife that may be living in your soil.
  2. Extend Your Season.
    In Denver it seems like Winter may never come! Extend your season by building a small greenhouse, digging low tunnels or using frost blankets. Focus on cold season vegetables like kale, chard, collards, etc.
  3. Plan your garden. 
    Use the break to plan your garden for the upcoming season! Acquire seeds, learn about your soil and create a map of what you would like your garden to look like.
  4. Do some crafts!
    Now is a great time to engage your non-gardeners in some garden prep. Create garden signs for the vegetables you plan on growing in the next season.
  5. Get ready to compost. 
    Ready to start making your own compost? Use the Winter to build a bin for your garden. You can use wooden pallets to construct the bin at low-cost. Start composting in your garden early to get the soil ready for the season.

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