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Post  sfgteachers on Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:58 pm

http://homegardenstogo.blogspot.com/2013/02/winter-garden-surprise.html
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Re: Winter garden surprise!

Post  llama momma on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:47 pm

That is terrific. I can't believe I was just outside messing in the garden and came in and took a look at your post. And there you are in your snowy garden.

I didn't add the plastic like you but was outside and had to take a look at the beds. Been playing around with different winter methods. Covered beds one winter with tarp (that was great btw, beautiful mel's mix all ready for Spring planting. Next winter I covered beds in hay and straw, oh yuck, too many weeds were introduced. And this year covered everything in leaves because I had so many leaves to spare. I may regret it as I read somewhere leaves may introduce pathogens...time will tell... anyway I went out to fluff up the leaves this afternoon and let the sprouted garlic breathe, that's my theory anyway. It was so wonderful to see green garlic leaves and beautiful green strawberry leaves today, first week of Feb. Happy Gardening and best wishes!
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Post  Triciasgarden on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:40 pm

Oh Belinda that looks wonderful! Since I am here in Utah and experiencing what you are experiencing weatherwise, this was inspiring and very informative! I will have to make a critter cage so I can get an early start also! Thank you for sharing!
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Re: Winter garden surprise!

Post  snibb on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:43 pm

Belinda..love it, love it, love it. Now all you have to do is some singing when you're working in the garden so that everyone will know what a wonderful voice you've got....
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Re: Winter garden surprise!

Post  Mepooooo on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:36 am

Belinda, usually winter garden surprised us. Nice shot with youtube video. Very Happy
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Re: Winter garden surprise!

Post  rscurlee on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:46 pm

Love the video Belinda! This is my first year to do any gardening in the winter and it is so exciting! I still have spinach, swiss chard, lettuces, collards, kale and carrots all growing under plastic hoops! What a treasure to have fresh salads in February! I started some seeds in the garden house under lights last week and can hardley wait for spring!
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Post  sfgteachers on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:02 pm

Way to go Renee! You done good!
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Re: Winter garden surprise!

Post  Hoggar on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:21 am

Very nice Belinda,
I was thinking about putting my plastic over my beds this week as well I have Broccoli in one of my boxes that still has green leaves and we have Romain. Arugula and Mache going in the house along with a large pot of Chives and another of Green onions. I am also preparing to put some cool weather crops in the greenhouse for an early start.

Also, Just a thought.
You might want to put a support pole in the center of that cover to keep the snow buildup on the flat surface from crushing it.

Hoggar in SLC
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Re: Winter garden surprise!

Post  cheyannarach on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:46 am

Awesome Belinda! You gave me an itch to put the Plant Inn to work!
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Re: Winter garden surprise!

Post  sfgteachers on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:17 am

@Hoggar wrote:
Also, Just a thought.
You might want to put a support pole in the center of that cover to keep the snow buildup on the flat surface from crushing it.

Hoggar in SLC

Thanks for the suggestion! I guess you couldn't see from the video but the frame has top supports. I have had some snow settle on top but its easy to just lift up the whole frame and let it slide off.
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