Oh boo! This winter I was looking forward to growing a few vegetables including carrots, spinach, radishes and beets. In September I planted seeds, which have germinated but just won’t grow any larger! They are tiny little sprouts and haven’t changed size in months. The seed packages say they grow in winter, and it’s only 10 degrees C° – 15 C° so I don’t understand what’s going on! After my wonderful summer of growing I put some nutrients back into the soil. Winter gardeners, I’m looking to you for some help! Or anyone who has any clue what I can do. My poor seedlets just won’t grow! I live on the West Coast of Canada if anyone is nearby has knows the climate better than I do. I’m loving everyone’s gardens right now, it’s so fun to see what you’re growing. For those book lovers that follow me, I’m in the midst of aceing all my classes so I haven’t been reading many books that aren’t textbooks. The summer should be better for that sort of thing
Anyway, happy Saturday friends:) and let me know ANY winter gardening tips! Happy reading and happy growing ❤🌱
6 thoughts on “Winter garden failures”
I don’t know about your garden failures but I’ve had lots of my own this year. None of my green manure seeds have germinated. I’ve tried on various occasions. Must just be the year!
Maybe they not getting enough sunlight.
That’s a pity, unfortunately I can’t help because we have such a mild climate. We hardly ever even have frost in winter.
Chill. They will grow, but not at the summer rate. Look for something in December. They slow down a lot, even when winter hardy. You should also look into a cold frame and some shelters that accelerate growing because they keep things warm. However, there isn’t much you can do about the short days, which have a large effect.
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A lot of times, my overwinter garden is really an early spring harvest. I’m a little further south than you in Washington state. Even with mild weather, its dark so early these days. Good luck
I’m on the west coast of Canada too and have a winter garden. Our weather hasn’t been great, October was very dark, cold and wet, so some things are bound to suffer, but don’t give up! My carrots, beets and spinach are also really slow, and I’m not too sure they’ll do anything but I’m leaving them in, a cold frame would help for heat and protection from rain, and a boost of a good liquid fertilizer doesn’t hurt, I use liquid kelp. Some of our Radishes did well others didn’t , go figure, all cabbage family plants(Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts and Kohlrabi) are thriving. Hang in there 🙂
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