It is dark, cold and still… the vegetation’s growth cycle is almost at a standstill, the big rest before the spring burst. We notice the days getting lighter for longer, we need to start to be ready, we need to finish reflecting, finish planning for the year ahead and be ready to spend a lot more time outdoors in the garden.
“What is there to do in the veg garden in winter?” I hear you ask in a shocked tone!
Well there are a few things:
Prepare for the springOrganise everythingTidy everythingWeed the pathsWeed the bedsClear old debris in the greenhouseMulch the bedsWash greenhouse windowsPlan the crops and sowing datesCollate seed requirements
Order seedLearn, research, read, improve knowledgeContinue the markets - They never stop I tell yea!
Launch the new veg box schemeConstantly market itFinish the polytunnelPut up another mini polytunnel for strawberriesPut up new 2nd hand shedTax return
Once the spring comes it will be action time with not much spare time to to think and reflect. We must relish and treasure this time now… Enjoy the blindingly bright days of low sun while they are here and get done what we can!
If you are local and would like a veg box from us, go to www.bengrovebountybox.co.uk and we promise you an interesting year round journey of food, seasonal, local, but also from further afield… it’s all yum! Let us grow and gather, then bring it to your door.