#469 Preparing to protect our plants over winter

With the sudden drop in temperature and the strong winds Richard has starting preparing to protect his plants over winter in this weeks veg grower podcast. Richard also shares the latest from the plots.

This week on the plots

This week Richard has been busy tackling the following tasks

  • Building the greenhouse frame and securing in place
  • Harvesting some grapes and butternut squashes
  • Moving some plants into the greenhouse for protection.

Hear all about it and more on the podcast.

Preparing to protect our plants over winter.

The sudden drop in temperature and strong winds recently has got Richard thinking about how he is going to protect some pf his plants over winter. After all we spend all year taking care of our plants. We spend a lot of money on having these plants that we don't really want to lose over winter (annuals o course being the exception).

Because of this Richard has evaluated what plants he has on his allotment and vegetable garden and deciding what can go in the greenhouse for protection or what other materials can be used to protect his plants.

All available on the podcast.

Recipe of the week

With the harvest of a butternut squash this week Richard decided to cook a butternut and chickpea tagine. this recipe will be on this websote in a couple of days as usual.

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8 thoughts on “#469 Preparing to protect our plants over winter

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  • Trim dead or diseased branches from your plants before winter. This not only improves their overall health but also prevents heavy snow from breaking limbs. Thanks for sharing.

  • Apply a layer of mulch around the base of your plants to insulate the roots and help retain soil moisture. Mulch should be a few inches deep but avoid piling it up against the plant’s stem, as this can encourage rot.

  • Protecting your plants during the winter is crucial, especially if you live in a region with harsh winters. Determine your USDA hardiness zone. This will help you understand the typical winter conditions in your area and select plants that are suitable for your zone.

  • Apply a layer of mulch around the base of plants to help insulate the soil, regulate temperature, and reduce moisture loss. Use organic materials like straw, leaves, or wood chips.

  • Protecting plants during winter is essential to ensure their survival and healthy growth when spring arrives. Apply a layer of mulch around the base of plants to insulate the soil and protect roots from extreme temperatures. This helps retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

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