We are well into winter, and you might think that means the garden is going into hibernation while you wait for spring to bring your plot back to life. But, not so fast. Just because there’s a chill in the air, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planting some winter wonders to keep your garden full of life!
So, what could you be planting this July? We’ve got plenty of helpful ideas, so let’s get stuck in.
Preparing your garden for planting
Before you start planting, it is important to make sure that your garden is ready. This means cleaning up any debris that may be left over from the spring/summer season and preparing your soil to make sure it’s ready to support new growth. You can start by clearing away any fallen foliage to minimise the chances of unwanted guests making themselves at home. You may also want to spread some compost to add slow release nutrients that can sustain your plants over time.
Healthy soil should be well-drained and have a good structure. With our Humax product, you can use the power of humic acid to provide more stability to the soil and enhance its water retention. This will enable your plants to have better access to nutrients.
What to plant in winter
Get your winter garden going with a variety of plants, depending on what you are looking for. Here are some ideas:
- Apricot trees
- Peach trees
- Apple trees
Feeding and protecting your plants
Once your soil has been prepared, and your seeds or seedlings are going into the ground, give them the best chance of developing healthily with a Roots, Shoots and Fruits planting bundle. The Planting Bundle contains beneficial bacteria and fungi and fulvic acid for soil health . The products Superzyme, Rootella and Mobilizer will help your plants right from germination or as seedlings.
Superzyme can be applied to seeds for better germination and survival rate, as well as promoting strong roots which are essential for plants to withstand adverse weather conditions. Superzyme also has a probiotic effect on the soil, which helps to prevent disease.
Much of the produce you may be planting in winter, including carrots, garlic and onions or fruit trees are especially responsive to Mycorrhizal fungi – Rootella helps to ensure strong, healthy root structures and therefore quality fruits and vegetables with increased disease resistance.
Mobilizer will unlock locked up minerals in the soil, especially difficult to obtain Phosphorus, and iron during these colder temperatures plus the trace minerals plants and us humans require for optimum health.
While you may think winter is a time of dormancy, there is no reason you can’t give your garden a breath of new life. There’s plenty you could be planting from fruits to flowers. And whatever you decide to take on, Roots, Shoots and Fruits is here to help.
It’s easy to find an organic solution to keep undesirable visitors to your garden at bay. With a little help from our fully organic products, unwelcome creepy crawlies will think twice about messing with your carefully cultivated slice of heaven.