With 8 inches of snow on the ground and freezing temperatures outside, the only thing one can do in the garden is dream about it from the couch. Now is planning time…time to study last years garden and decide what to do different this year. Reflect on the layout and plantings and harvest, what do you need to expand? How did the design of your garden affect accessibility and aesthetics? Were your paths wide enough? Could you get to everything easily to pick the fruit? Did you have too much of one thing and not enough of the other? What worked and what did not?
Reflecting and recording are two favorite past times of good gardeners. Write down your thoughts and new ideas. Study the seed catalogs and order new seeds for the Spring. The vision of your new garden will enable you to weather the winter blues without too much cabin fever.
Enjoy the snow – it is summers irrigation!