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Hints for thriving winter herbs and veggies
July 16, 2012
With the winter season in full swing, spare a thought for the plants left out in the cold. During the colder months give your herbs and veggies a fighting chance with the help of White Pages® Online.
Stop winter from transforming your favourite crops into frosted flops by planting them in the best position possible. Pop your local hardware store’s name into White Pages® Online to get its address and pick up your gardening essentials.
With your new spade, move your herbs and veggies away from the early morning sun where the day’s first rays can badly burn leaves if they defrost too quickly.
Repot your herbs and veggies to house on your verandah. For truly cold evenings, consider putting a plastic bag over your crops or bring them inside. If you can’t repot, grab your local nursery’s details from White Pages® Online to enquire about horticultural fleece that can protect your precious plants in the garden.
Insulate your plant’s roots from the cold using plenty of mulch. Alternatively, collect bags of fallen leaves throughout the season – once they decompose you will have a light mulch.
If you absolutely cannot bear keeping your green thumb hidden away in a winter mitten, plant only hardy crops at this time of year.
Find out just what works in winter on Gardenate. Listing the best choices for planting right now, it is a great guide to keep gardens thriving all year round. Also consider downloading the Gardenate app for use on the go. Localised to your climate zone, it is full of advice, tips and comments on gardening.
In general, beetroot, onion, peas and lettuce are all good vegetables to sow in the cooler months, depending on your climate. Herbs such as oregano and thyme should also be able to withstand winter lows – particularly if you place them on a windowsill inside.
When planting over winter, keep an eye on the weather and stay one step ahead. Sudden frosts soon after a gardening session may be too much for new crops to handle. Use White Pages® Weather Tool to keep an eye on temperatures in your capital city.
With the help of White Pages® Online and some canny preparation, winter doesn’t have to spell the end for your delicious garden.