Winter Gardening Tips

It’s time to brave the chill with Black Pepper’s winter gardening tips. There is plenty of garden maintenance, and preparation for spring to ensure you will have the most beautiful garden on the street.

Winter garden idea. Rotate your plants for lush growth.Winter garden idea. Rotate your plants for lush growth.

Plant Rotation

Rotate your plants to make sure they are getting the optimum amount of sunlight. For those starting a garden bed, make sure to consider its positioning and how much sun it will get. Even winter sun will give your plants some much needed energy!

Water your Plants in the morningWater your Plants in the morning

Watering

Water your plants & flower beds in the morning time to ensure the water gets absorbed during the day so it won’t freeze your plants during the night. If it’s recently been a very damp or wet few days, leave the plants to absorb the natural moisture from the air.

Winter vegtables to plant include, cabbage, carrots, onion, spinachWinter vegtables to plant include, cabbage, carrots, onion, spinach

Winter Veggies

There are several vegetables that are suited to winter weather so you can get straight to planting. Some vegetables that work in winter climates include: Spinach, leek, cabbage, celery, onions & carrots – Did someone say soup?

House gutters. Clean out leaf debris during winter.House gutters. Clean out leaf debris during winter.

Clean Your Gutters

During the cooler months as trees drop-off all their leaves, this leaf debris can easily fall onto the roofs of houses & get stuck in the gutters. It’s important to keep the gutters clear to ensure the flow of water.