You don’t have to be idle in the garden in winter

Nature has already arranged it so that after a period of activity there is always a period of decline and calm, so that it can regenerate and begin to breed again in the spring.

With the onset of winter, the necessary activities of the gardener will therefore naturally diminish, but this certainly does not mean that he should leave the garden in November and not return until the first day of March.

Even in winter, there are activities that can be done in the garden, in the garden or even at home that are beneficial to the garden and for which there is sometimes no time left.

In the garden, you can prune fruit trees, use straw or mulch to protect herbs or garlic, for example, or plough beds if the weather permits.

In winter you can also harvest, especially leafy vegetables, for example

  • parsley
  • cress
  • some types of onion, and
  • chives.

When it comes to activities that you can do for your garden but outside of the garden space, here are some helpful tips.


New Expertise

One activity you can pursue virtually anytime, anywhere is expanding your own knowledge of gardening. The winter season is the best time to learn and acquire new knowledge, because there is more time than usual to do so.

Seeds for the next sowing

Winter is also the ideal time to make sure you have a sufficient supply of seeds for the plants you want to grow. You can also take part in various exchanges and swaps, and you might even be able to get some unique ones this way.

Growing a garden to grow

It is advisable, depending on the size of the garden of course, to divide it into different areas that will be used for growing certain plants. That way you will know how much seed you will need for each area. When you are laying out your garden, it is also a good idea to plan for the planting of shrubs and trees so that you have an idea of how many individual trees and mulch you will need.

Selecting the soil and its properties

You can have a detailed analysis of your soil done in the winter, based on a sample you take. You will make a total of six spade punctures, average the collected soil to make a sample and send approximately ½ kg of soil for assessment. With the results you will also receive recommended actions to take going forward.