The garden in Winter

Your organic garden will be practically dormant over the winter months. With frost on the ground and chilly winds the sensible plant life tucks in under ground and stays well hidden till the warmth of spring. For most of the time we leave our gardens alone, but there are a few tasks that will make next year more productive.

Firstly, mulching as much as possible will supress weed growth and add nutrients to the soil

Winter pruning of fruit trees will help ensure bumper crops of accessable fruit next season. Apples and vines respond well to pre christmas pruning. If you leave vines until the deepest depths of winter you may find the shock of pruning damages them.

Tidy up, but not too much. A clean garden gives fewer places for beneficial insects to overwinter, so don’t clear away every last leaf.