Gardening isn't just for the summer...Perhaps you already know this, but one of the true joys of living in the San Joaquin Valley is year-round gardening. We all know that tomatoes and peppers grow like weeds here in the Fresno area, and we all have our favorite summer fruits and veggies, but your winter garden can be just as bountiful. Not to mention, gardening can be therapeutic.
So, if you haven't already started to plan you winter garden, or if you've never planted a winter garden, or even if you've never planted a garden before, now's the time to get started.
You don't need a lot of space, if you have ton of space, all the better, but anything from row tocontainer gardening works for you winter garden. Here's just some of the veggies you can plant for you winter garden: carrots, spinach, lettuce, celery (don't forget the root, it's the best part), radishes, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, leafy greens like chard, kale, collards, and of course broccoli (if you've never had broccoli from your own garden, you've never had broccoli).
Gardening is good for the body and mind!
Local Resources to help you on your gardening way...
INTERMOUNTAIN NURSERY:Operating on about 5acres, the nursery has evolved though the years to become the principle grower of CA native plants in the Central Valley area. There are over 12 demonstration gardens on the grounds, with a self guided tour highlighting native plants, and other drought tolerant plants.
GAZEBO GARDEN:Gazebo Gardens Nursery has been the Central Valley's trusted source for the best horticultural supplies and advice since 1922. Located at the beginning of historic Christmas Tree Lane, one of Fresno's oldest neighborhoods, Gazebo Gardens has been a family tradition for generations of loyal customers for nearly a century. (If you haven't been to the beer garden with live music on Friday & Saturday nights, clear your calendar for this weekend.)
EVERGREEN GARDEN CENTER:Fresno's biggest and best rose and perennial color nursery. In business since 1986 under the same ownership! We care a full service nursery with a full line of trees and shrubs, color items, roses, pottery, chemicals, soil amendments and unique gardener's gift shop!
OLD FRAMER'S ALMANAC:Ok, so I may be exposing myself as a bit of a old fogie, but the Old Farmer's Almanac really is a wonderful source of fascinating reading and a terrific resource. You can get lost for hours just looking over all of the info contained on the site