Although some gardeners put their tools away for the season during August or September, others keep planting throughout autumn – preparing for a winter harvest.
On this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio we discuss everything you’ve always wanted to know about fall and winter gardening … but perhaps were too embarrassed to ask.
Our guest is Brad Halm, the co-founder of The Seattle Urban Farm Company and the co-author of two gardening books: High-Yield Vegetable Gardening and Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard.
Brad tells us:
- What you should plant during the fall — and when.
- How you can plant carrots and overwinter them for an early spring harvest.
- Which frost-tolerant vegetables can survive cold temperatures, uncovered, down into the 20s.
- What you can do now to keep harvesting vegetables outdoors, well into January and February.
- Why fall and winter gardening sometimes producers better-tasting vegetables.
Finally, Brad tells us four unique ways you can garden outside throughout winter – allowing you to enjoy fresh spring vegetables when snow is still on the ground. If you’ve never tried fall and winter gardening, but have always wanted to give it a try, then this week’s show is for you!