Winter weather is here, which means it’s time to put away your garden tools and daydream about spring and warmer weather … right? Well, not really. Winter is a great time to continue gardening, as you can grow and harvest dozens of types of vegetables – including certain varieties of tomatoes – outdoors. But you have to know what you’re doing.Winter gardening is the topic of this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio, as we talk to Caleb Warnock, one of the nation’s foremost experts on the subject and whose Backyard Winter Gardening book is among the best resources on the subject.
After listening to him for five minutes, you’ll understand why people pay to hear him teach.
Caleb shares with us his three favorite wintering gardening methods, and he also tells us:
- How any homesteader, no matter the location, can grow vegetables during winter.
- Which vegetable varieties can deliver a harvest within one month.
- How to grow tomatoes outside during winter – without a greenhouse — and which varieties work best.
- Which popular winter gardening method he doesn’t
Caleb lives in the foothills of Utah’s mountains; when we spoke with him he had a foot of snow on the ground. In other words, if he can grow food within his frigid climate, then pretty much anyone can … anywhere.
If you have a green thumb and want to try something new this winter, then this week’s show is for you!