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Author: Sebby Milano

Get your Garden Ready for Summer!

With our most recent March snowstorm, thinking about our spring and summer gardens might not be the most important project on our minds. However, snowy, cold, late winter days are perfect times to start planning for your best garden ever. You can start getting your garden ready today!

It starts with creating your garden plan. I like doing mine on graph paper so as to plan my garden to scale.

Next, it’s time to order seeds and get ready to start them indoors or make a list of the number of plants you will need per your garden plan. Once the weather breaks, it’s time to clean the garden of any debris that accumulated during winter. That’s exactly where garden pests like to hang out. As soon as the garden can be worked, start tilling the soil, while adding a generous amount of compost just before you till. All plants love and benefit from a good dose of compost every year.

Extending Your Veggie Gardening Season

If any of you attended one or more of our Veggie Gardening 101 sessions this season, you’ll remember that one of the subjects we spoke at length about was extending your vegetable gardening season. There are two ways of course to do that. One is to start planting earlier with cold-tolerant crops such as: spinach, lettuce, peas, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, just to name a few of the many veggie you can plant.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall Garden

Summer is quickly fading away, but it doesn’t mean your gardening has to stop. Your vibrant mums can keep you outdoors well into the fall, but your veggies can actually take you all the way into early winter. For me, it’s my favorite time and I truly enjoy my veggie garden.

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By now your garden should be in full production and your neighbors are probably sick of all the squash and tomatoes you have been sharing. I guess that’s what it really is all about…

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When To Start Planting

Hopefully, by the time you’re reading this article all of the snow is gone and it’s time to plant…maybe!

If the weather isn’t co-operating for planting, now would be the time to start your spring clean-up.  I always start with a clean garden…leaves and debris raked up and removed. This is also a good time to get your garden tilled.  It’s good for the garden and will help the soil to warm up faster.

New Plants to Look for in 2015

As I started thinking about this particular blog post for our website, the reality set in: Spring is just around the corner.

As most of us are still shoveling snow, the growing department here at Winterberry is gearing up for another busy spring planting season in our greenhouses. Every year our growing department has strived to bring you new and exciting plants instead of the same old, same old. This year is no different.

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Tips For a Thriving Vegetable Garden

I have always believed that a thriving & productive vegetable garden really starts during the previous fall when we put our gardens to bed. That includes cleaning all of the waste in your garden and being sure to pick up and or rake out any residual spoiled vegetables that are laying on the ground. Especially tomatoes…because tomato blights from rotten tomatoes left in the garden will winter over and infect your new plantings for the upcoming season.