November 19, 2008
For a lot of people, there just is not enough time throughout the year to plant and grow the garden that they would really like to have. And this is often caused by their location in the country as a lot of parts have snow on the ground for a good bit of the year. But something that not too many people consider is winter gardening. Winter gardening is something that has been done for many years but is not something that comes to mind for many when gardening is mentioned. But, believe it or not, winter gardening happens a lot and it may be even happening right now in your neighbor's home.
Winter gardening is done basically during the winter months as one may assume and it is done within the comfort of your home or another building that you may have. Some people even have separate storage houses or winter gardening buildings set up so that they may continue to grow their plants all year long. This works out well for those people who have to rely on their own resources to get them through the winter. Winter gardening is what gets a lot of the population who resides in the middle of nowhere through some of the roughest of the winter months.
Cons of Winter Gardening
Unlike during the summer months, there is not enough heat to naturally keep the plants alive and growing. So when attempting winter gardening, one must supplement the natural light and heat that the plants would have during the summer months. The gardener must make sure that he or she completely reads up on winter gardening and must make sure that the right amount of heat and light are given. Too much or not enough of something can make for terrible results and a lot of wasted food and time.
Winter gardening takes not only a lot of energy out of you but also a lot of money out of your wallet sometimes as the energy costs for heating and lighting the building cannot be cheap. But, if you are simply growing a small garden in your home, the expenses of the heat and light may not be so bad and still be beneficial to you. Winter gardening can be not only a good way to supply yourself and other with food, but also a good way to get your exercise in during those cold months when usually you relax more.
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