The cold season is here and we will talk about container gardening and what you need and what you need to do during winter.
Container Gardening Tips And Tricks For The Cold Season
Gardening during the cold season could be really tricky. Not all plants are meant for the cold weather and the same during the warm season. During the cold season, perennial shrubs and evergreen trees are the best options.
Cover Your Plants
If you want to keep your plants outside, usually vegetables, cover it as much as possible. You can use a greenhouse, which you can DIY or buy online. Another option is to cover it with white spun fabric, which will protect your plants from frost during those chilly days and throughout the entire season. Covering your plants will protect your hardy plants and keep them alive longer.
Keep The Plants That You Want To Flower Indoor
If you have house plants that you wish to keep alive during the course of the winter, keep them indoors. Usually, tropical plants are the ones you should keep indoors. Plants like a grapefruit tree or other plants that usually grow in a warmer climate must be kept inside your house to protect them.
With this tip, these indoor plants will continue to live and should flourish towards the end of the cold season. If you bring plants before the cold season starts, plants will continue to flower during the early course of winter.
Be Aware Of Your USDA Hardiness Zone
Container gardening in winter is crucial – you need to learn about the hardiness zone and use plants that are hardy with at least two zones colder than yours. This is crucial to know since plants in containers are more vulnerable to the cold than the plants in the ground.
For example, if you are in zone 7, you should consider planting plants hardy to zone 5. This is not a requirement but would help a lot when gardening for the winter.
Using Terra Cotta For Container Gardening
One tip is you shouldn’t use terra cotta pots for container gardening. Terra cotta containers can crack when it freezes and thaws.
Use Evergreen Plants
When taking care of a winter garden, it doesn’t mean you have to take care of actively growing plants. You can use evergreens to make your container gardening look fresh and more alive. To add the holiday feel, you can add pinecones, and evergreen boughs. Don’t forget to spray anti-desiccants to make your plants look fresh all the time throughout the season.
Watch this video from Garden Answer to learn more tips about container gardening:
Now you have these container gardening tips in check, remember to take extra care of your plants and your garden especially this season. Do you already have an idea of how you would set up your garden this season? Share and show your ideas in the comments below.