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Winter Gardening Chores for Future Bounty

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Winter vegetables growing in a garden including Broccoli, Rhubarb, Cabbage and Red Cabbage

Everyone wants a good crop from their garden. Cathy Isom has some tips on gardening chores to be done in the winter months. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Winter Gardening Chores for Future Bounty

The weather may not be giving many areas a break in these colder months, that doesn’t mean the gardening chores stop. There are always little tasks to be doing, depending on the hardiness zones we live in. Tasks that need to be done now so that a bountiful harvest can happen in the months ahead.

For example, states in the southeast region of the United States should focus on all of those leaves that may still be cluttering the yard and making use of them – whether adding them to a compost pile or using as a natural mulch. Garden soil should also be tested and amended, as necessary. It’s also a good time to plant new trees and shrubs, clean up the garden, plant some herbs, and also some winter crops, such as carrots, onions, beets, broccoli, and cabbage. House plants should also be checked too for disease or pests and should be treated accordingly.

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