I've always dreamed of having a greenhouse. Well, this year my dream has become a reality; my husband has built me a greenhouse and I'm Continue Reading
If you live in a cold climate like I do (I'm in Minnesota), then you need to learn all about seasonal gardening! Cold climate gardening presents many unique challenges that people who live in a warm climate don't have to deal with (lucky them!).
In this section, you'll get tons of seasonal gardening tips to get the most out of your short growing zone. From setting up your garden in the spring, to tearing it down in the fall.
You'll also learn how to push your growing zone so you can start gardening earlier in the spring, and keep it going long after the first frost in the fall.
Plus, you'll find tons of tutorials for how to easily overwinter tender perennials and tropical plants inside the house or garage.
How To Garden In Cooler Climates
If you're looking for ways to push the boundaries of your gardening zone, and make the most of your short growing season, then you're in the right place. Here you will learn all about seasonal gardening.
After the long winter months, we're all itching to get out into the garden in the spring. But one of the biggest struggles for people who are new to seasonal gardening is knowing when to start, and what to do in the spring.
Learn how to get your garden set up for success as early as possible by visiting the spring gardening page.
The gardening season doesn't end when the first frost hits your area. There are tons of things you can do in the fall to get your garden ready for winter, and prepare it for next year.
From extending your growing season, to winterizing your garden and fall planting, you'll learn it all on the fall gardening page.
Don't let your green thumb go dormant during the winter! Just because your gardens are covered in snow, doesn't mean they cease to exist. In this section, you will learn all about how to continue to enjoy your gardens through the winter.
There are also lots of different things you can do during the off-season to keep your green thumb happy. Visit the winter gardening page to learn more.
Just because a plant isn't hardy enough to survive the winter outside in your garden, doesn't mean you can't grow it year after year. Once you learn how to overwinter tropical plants, you'll be able to enjoy your favorite varieties without having to buy new plants every spring!
From digging and storing bulbs, to forcing and breaking plant dormancy, and keeping live plants through the winter, you'll learn it all on the overwintering plants page.
Seasonal gardening has it's own unique challenges! But don't worry. Once you get the hang of the ins and outs of cold climate gardening, it'll become second nature to you. Reading through the articles below is a great way to get started.
Recent Seasonal Gardening Articles
Now that the busy holiday season is over, it's time to start thinking about gardening again. Unless you live somewhere warm, you won't be digging in Continue Reading
When I first started gardening, I used to cut down all of my perennials and annuals in the fall. I never gave any thought to them being potential food Continue Reading
Some plants are much easier to overwinter in their dormant state than keeping them growing through the winter. But, waking up dormant plants in the Continue Reading
I compost year round, regardless of the weather. Here in Minnesota, our winters are looooooong. If I only composted during the nice months, I would Continue Reading
The past few years I have been focused on enhancing my perennial gardens and adding plants to give my gardens continuous blooms throughout the summer. Continue Reading
Overwintering begonias is super easy, especially when they're tuberous begonias. Storing begonias over winter is a great way to keep your favorite Continue Reading
Many of the plants that are sold by nurseries as annuals are actually tender perennials, which means that they would survive outdoors year round in Continue Reading