Wordless Wednesday: Winter Veggie Garden Chores

by Texas Homesteader ~

Preparing the garden for winter: spread crimson clover in the bare rows to provide a living mulch & nitrogen for next spring's planting #TexasHomesteader

The veggie garden has been put to bed for the winter. I spread crimson clover seed along the bare rows to provide both a living mulch as well as nitrogen for next spring’s planting.  Nighty-Nite!


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8 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Winter Veggie Garden Chores

  1. Cynthia

    Thanks for sharing this post at the This Is How We Roll link party. I am always excited to see what is happening on the farm. Love the chickens – they look so happy.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      The chickens are a new addition to the garden area Cynthia. Before they were 100% free-range and residing in the barn’s coop at night. But predator pressure just became too great and I lost the whole flock again & again. So we enclosed this section of the garden for them and it’s worked perfectly. And it’s a symbiotic relationship – the chickens restrict grasshoppers from reaching the garden and also keep bermuda grass scratched away to keep it from encroaching, and I’m able to better protect them from predators and toss garden spoils to them as well. They still freerange but it’s on a more limited basis now, typically from mid afternoon to dusk. Win/win! ~TMH~

  2. Margy

    All my pots have been put to sleep for the winter, but the float garden is still producing kale, chard and Brussel sprouts. I’ll let them go until early spring when I have to work the soil up for new plantings. – Margy


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