Saturday, January 26, 2013
In our Zone 6 garden, kale, cabbage, sorrel, rosemary, oregano, garlic, onions, lettuce, leeks, chard, dill, celery, spinach are all still green in January.
To keep your cold hardy crops going as long as possible, be sure to apply a good layer of mulch in the fall.
Mulch is not only good for retaining moisture and keeping the soil cooler in the summer, but does the same in winter, keeping the soil warmer. This lengthens the winter harvest and protects more tender crops so that they have a better chance of reviving in the spring to give an extra early spring harvest.
You can also use cloches, covers, and greenhouses to extend the harvest and get a jump on spring.