Don't leave your garden just yet! Late Fall and early Winter is the time to plant some easy edibles, put in some spring-blooming bulbs, and scatter the sweeps of wildflowers that will be a delight come Spring and Summer. Tricia has Winter garden tips in our Winter Gardening Tips video
Vegetables to Plant in a Winter Garden
All the alliums want to go in the ground now. This family -- garlic, onions, leeks, and shallots -- will be ready to harvest next summer. You can plant garlic, shallots
, onion bulbs (sets)
or live transplants of onions and leeks. Pre-order to reserve yours in the fall!
If your soil is still warm enough, you can still put in radishes, carrots, greens, lettuce, beets, kale, peas, or potatoes!
We can't help you dig the furrows for these veggies, but we can
give you a helping hand with information: VIDEOS How to Grow Garlic Growing Onions, Leeks, and Shallots Fall Perennial Vegetable Care ARTICLES Growing Garlic-- What's the Difference Between Softneck and Hardneck Varieties? Why Onions Vary in Flavor and Storage Time Shallots and Leeks -- the Lesser Known Onion Cousins for your Garden and Kitchen BOOKS Growing Great Garlic Growing and Using Garlic All the Onions
Wildflowers for Wildlife and You
Wildflowers need the seasonal cooling and warming of Winter and Spring to trigger their growth. Plant our open-pollinated wildflower seeds
this month, and in the spring and summer you'll attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds -- depending on what you plant. We have wildflower mixes
for micro-climates all over the U.S., mixes for butterflies
-- even wildflowers that are deer resistant
. We have single varieties too, like that blue Bachelor Button
(also called Cornflower). Watch our video and read our articles to get your wildflower imagination going. Then pick up some wildflower seeds and a book or two, and start creating beauty along with Mother Nature. VIDEO Planting Wildflowers ARTICLES Wildflowers are Better than Weeds BOOKLETS Grow a Hummingbird Garden We hope you enjoy the late Fall and early Winter in your garden!