In today's episode, we talk about how to get your "green fix" in the winter. I love green! I can't wait for the spring time and the winter seems to drag by. So here are some things that I have found helps me get by until spring arrives.
Plant Winter Gardens. There are hardy perennials that can stand cold weather well.
I did not mention it in the podcast but there are several plants like carrots, spinach, leaks, and collards that can stand cold-weather better than kale..
You could also build a greenhouse to start plants earlier in the season. Cold frames will help you extend the growing season further into the fall as well. Keeping indoor plants is a nice way to bring nature inside. Citrus trees for instance, have very nice smelling blossoms, tasty fruit, and green foliage. There are also varieties of bananas that can be grown indoors all year long. They will even produce edible fruit!
Now's a good time to start your garden plans, buy seeds, spread more mulch, and otherwise prepare your garden.
If you have ideas on how to survive the winter please leave them in the comments. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for listening.
Chris Hodge is our Radio DJ here at Haven Homestead.