Get started on that winter garden
Sowing seeds in summer makes for a cold-weather bounty
Did you know now’s the time to get a jumpstart on your winter garden? You may be enjoying a glut of sun-ripened tomatoes, basil and zucchini, but those summertime veggies will grow for only another month or so.
Wait too long to get your winter crop in the ground, and the soil won’t be so workable and the plants themselves probably won’t be as hardy. Keep in mind that some veggies need protection from the elements with cloches (plastic covers). It’s takes a bit of work to maintain a successful cold-weather garden, but think of the bounty of vegetables on those chilly days in winter and early spring.