This is AnnahMarie and Becca.
Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information about Winterizing Your Garden and Supplies.
The winter season is starting to swing around and your garden isn’t ready. Don’t worry, Organic Gurlz Gardens is here to provide a little information on what we do at the last “minute” when winter is charging forward at a steady pace.
One of the first things we do is disconnect and empty our rain barrel.
While at first it may seem like a loss of water, it is better than spending money next season on a rain barrel due to cracking for the frost.
We at Organic Gurlz Gardens then put our barrel into storage.
We also detach and drain our garden hoses. The hoses that are joined to the home especially need to come off so the faucet does break or so the cold does not seep into the foundation of the house.
Soaker hoses do not need to be removed.
We at Organic Gurlz Gardens have experimented with the soaker hose and the material is virtually winter-proof.
In addition to disconnecting our water equipment, we composting any foliage or veggies in our garden beds. We stick to the rule of thumb for not placing diseased plants into compost.
Terra-cotta pots are fragile – not only the pot, but the ability to grow in them next season.
We commonly practice to wash out our terra-cotta pots so they don’t carry residue. Then, we bring them inside for the winter. (If they fall, the snow might not be soft enough!)
We remove and gather all of our spray nozzles and soak them over night in vinegar to remove any crystal deposits.
For larger items, we just brush them down with vinegar. We then rinse off items and of course, dry them.
Often negated, we always remember to bring in our watering can. We make sure the can is drained and dried.
We also use the vinegar cleaning method for the watering can as well.
Don’t forget to tell your kids, grandchildren , nieces and nephews about the Kids Oasis!
Don’t have a garden? No Worries! Contact Becca at Becca.b@OrganicGurlzGardens.
Keep on growing!
“Let The Muddy, Messy Girl Build Your Garden Today”
The Organic Gurlz Gardens
CLICK HERE to check out Organic Gurlz Gardens on Facebook