Today we might be crying ‘here comes the snow‘ but before you know it we will be singing ‘here comes the sun’! A magnificent year of gardening lies ahead of us, but if you can’t wait to get started, that’s okay! There are actually lots of awesome winter garden tasks that you can add to your to-do list to get you through January.
Take A Walk
Take a walk around your property with a notebook and look for ways to improve your footprint and land usage. Some examples could be recycling more, adding a compost pile, using less water. Some of these you will have to add to that ol’ to-do list for warmer seasons, but some you can try now. Try implementing some of your ideas and see how it goes.
If you haven’t cleaned out the fall beds yet, now is a good time. If you have, there may still be more to clean. Pull out your tools and give them a solid cleaning. Then sharpen them and rub some vegetable oil on the metal to make sure they’re all in ship shape and ready to go as soon as the ground thaws.
While you’re walking the garden, and once you’re back inside and warm, start dreaming of what you’ll do in the spring. Will it be a beautiful flower bead or an edible bounty? Begin sketching and planning how you might rework your garden design. Head over to Pinterest or pull out those garden magazines and get the ideas flowing.
Feed The Birds
If you’re struggling to get into the gardening groove while the skies are all heavy and grey, this could help. Fill up those bird feeders and attract some wild songbirds into the yard. Nothing chases away the winter blues like bird song. Sit by the window and watch them delight in their winter feast.
While you’re working on those big garden plans, think about what plants you want to start from scratch. Organize and make a list of the seeds you have and the seeds you need to purchase still. Create a timeline of when they can be started indoors and begin buying the supplies you need. It might be too early to start them now, but those days will be here soon.
Start a mini indoor herb garden in your kitchen. Choose the herbs that you most associate with summer flavors. Incorporate them into your meals in the dead of winter and continue dreaming of the gardening season to come.
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