Tips for Insulating your Winter Garden + Seed Sale!


Here in the northstate, of CA, it is cold- finally I might add. After a long warm and dry fall the onset of winter is welcome, even if the snowy weather has stymied my Mount Shasta plans for the weekend!

How is your garden handling the cold? At this time of year, through January, growth in the garden slows as daylight wanes. There two main things you can do to prolong your harvest and even overwinter your plants into the spring.

1. Thick mulch around your plants will insulate and prevent soil compaction. My favorite materials for mulch are straw and leaves, both plentiful and free if you are motivated.

2. Row cover on hoops over your garden beds can prevent a few degrees of frost and protect plants from beating rain, snow, and sleet. I have brought huge crops of brassicas and lettuce through snow storms. Many times they will survive without cover but the cover will keep them looking much nicer and remain edible.

In our zone 9 region and in many other places too, this is not a great time to sow seeds. Winter gardens must be sown in the early fall so you are now enjoying the produce during the winter months.

It is a great time however to dream of next season and plan out your 2023 garden. With that in mind we are offering 15% off on seed orders through 12/18 with the code holiday15. Orders received by then will be delivered in time for gift giving.

Seeds are always in season as gifts. For newbie first time gardeners to backyard homesteaders green thumbs, seeds are both highly pragmatic and inspirational. 

Would you like that gift wrapped? Leave us a note in the check out and we will gift wrap the seeds for you and add a personalized note if you wish. We can even ship them directly to the receiver.