5 Ways to Get the Most From Your Winter Garden

by | Nov 1, 2015 | Agriculture, Fall 2015

  1. As a general rule of thumb, sow seeds at a depth two to three times their diameter.
  2. Pre-irrigate a week or two ahead of time to germinate weeds. Wait for weeds to grow, then remove them with a hoe. You’ll still get weeds, but not nearly as many.
  3. For a longer harvest, try succession planting by sowing seeds every two weeks or as long as soil temperatures allow.
  4. Sow cereal crops like oats, barley and rye this winter to increase aeration and organic matter; plant legumes like peas and beans to improve nitrogen content.
  5. Consider using straw mulch in your garden to conserve water. It’s easy to push aside when you are ready to cultivate, biodegrades easily and provides added soil nutrition.