As soon as winter comes, the vegetable garden empties. Then the temperatures really no longer meet the needs of the crop and frosts can occur at any time. In addition, even if there is no growing season, the soil must be maintained so that it can be hoped for re-tillage during the next good season. Protect your bare soil with the plants and natural methods we reveal to you below. This protects the vegetable garden in winter.
Keep the soil healthy
Different weather conditions can sometimes degrade the soil. The surface layer is the one that maintains the richness of minerals and humus. Therefore, you need to cover your country with a winter veil to protect it from frost, wind and rain.
Prepare the soil
Do not plow or loosen your land before winter. Only clean the benches in the vegetable garden by removing weeds and dead plants.
Use green manure
Green manure protects and improves the soil between hundreds. Most are legumes that enrich the soil. In late summer, green manure is sown to protect the soil during the winter, even if it suffers from frost a little later.
Compost and green waste
You can also use so-called green waste to protect your plant from winter. These include cut grass, dead leaves, crushed stems or shrub leaves. Place a few pieces of cardboard under this waste as you thread it down. In the summer, this green waste and cardboard has broken down. The cover layer should then be quite thick (5-7 cm). Otherwise, it is possible to use plastic fabrics to heat the earth, but they are neither economical nor ecological. They must also be removed in the spring.
A layer of plants that nourishes the soil and plants
This green waste mold is made up of “dead” plants, but it still has life in it! Microorganisms and earthworms actually eat cardboard and debris. Various insects find shelter there and the birds use it as food. This green waste is then melted down and converted to organic matter. This humus then nourishes the soil and repairs the soil by making it lighter. Your vegetable garden is less compact, less muddy and more flexible! There is also no room for weeds to settle and your soil warms faster.
At the end of winter, don’t forget to loosen your soil with grelinette. Then you just need to sow fruits and vegetables in the spring.