Hatton: Winter gardening

Folks who know me generally talk to me comparable issues at this time of the yr. They want to know if my gardening is concluded for the calendar year or one thing similar. The solution is always the very same. I back garden 12 months about. It’s only the nature of the work that improvements. The volume of get the job done depends on climate, jobs, and curiosity. There is usually a thing to do, but I can set matters off or enable factors go less difficult and with fewer negative implications in winter season if I want to.

The very first priority constantly is getting treatment of the greenhouse and crops overwintering in the garage. These plants account for more than 50 % of my spring planting. Treatment of these mainly involves watering, taking treatment of insect issues, and pruning. It also includes using care of plants that I am propagating. At present there are 104 geranium (Pelargonium) cuttings as perfectly as 6 rose, 4 tropical Hibiscus, 4 hardy Hibiscus, and a handful of miscellaneous other cuttings. At the time rooted, these must be transplanted into more substantial pots to enable as substantially growth as probable before spring.