April 14, 2016

The new blast of flavor and nutritional punch

Rather than closing the garden when the last tomato is picked, try extending the family's fresh food season by planting crops that can be harvested through the winter. The new blast of flavor and nutritional punch will help ease the bleakness of the long, cold winter.
Once the morning air starts to nip in the nose, people exchange their flip-flops for sneakers and take out their bulky sweaters and winter jackets. After raking the leaves out from the yard, installed away their rakes and do not think about their garden again until spring. Unfortunately, an awesome opportunity for self sufficiency goes by the wayside every autumn when individuals assume their gardening chores are over until spring.

Plants to Easily Grow Indoors
To some degree everyone is capable of growing their very own food, even when only around the window sill in the kitchen area or around the apartment balcony. Herbs will thrive in small containers in a sunny window, and sprouts and lettuce also prosper there.
For gardeners having a yard of any size, some form of vegetable will grow all year round. Many leafy green veggies and root vegetables can be left in position long afterwards the peppers and tomatoes are tilled under. An easy cold frame and bale of straw can keep the garden growing before the ground thaws again.
Plants That may be Grown Outdoors in the winter months
Some plants typically grown in early spring can be planted throughout the late fall and can continue to produce all throughout the winter if adequately protected. Rather than make payment on high store prices for food shipped cross-country, harvest your personal arugula, dandelion, spinach and mache for a gourmet salad; simply brush away the snow and pluck a few leaves.Kale, chicory and chard can be grown all year long and are mineral and vitamin powerhouses.

Cover the carrot patch having a twelve inch thick layer of straw or leaves, and also the carrots could be harvested all throughout the winter. Beets, radishes and Jerusalem artichokes are also root crops that can be left in the ground, under protection, until they're eaten. If they're left in the garden before the following spring, they will sprout again and go to seed.
Several herbs could be harvested through the winter and require no protection at all. Parsley grows with the winter, and thyme, mint and oregano offer a fresh blast of summer flavor. A winter garden is much more than the usual convenience. New winter-hardy varieties ought to be tried every year because the new tastes will excite the tongue and revolutionize the family menu.
For the way cold it gets in your town, you may need to purchase a cold frame to safeguard the plants.

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