We are in the dead middle of winter, so there’s no reason to start thinking about your spring garden, and protecting the garden with wire mesh, right? Not so fast. Now might actually be the perfect time to start thinking green, even if everything outside looks deader than a doornail. After the rush of the holidays are finally over and all the decorations are back in their boxes, you might find yourself with a little extra time on your hands. That makes now a great time to think how you want your spring garden to go.
Did Santa forget to bring you all the gardening supplies you wanted? Don’t wait until next Christmas. Make out a wish list now and start buying. As the spring season approaches, you’ll need to spend your hard earned money on seeds and bulbs. If you have some extra cash now, invest in those new sheers, a pair of gardening gloves without holes, and perhaps some wire mesh to protect your future blooms.
Plan Your Garden
Before the seeds or early shoots go into the ground, you need to have a plan. What do you want to actually put in your garden? Are you finally going to try some chili peppers or carrots? What about flowers for the front yeard? Make sure you take into consideration sun versus shade in each area as well as water access and choose the right plants accordingly. If you’ve never planted a garden before, then figure out which planting zone you’re in so you can choose flowers, veggies, and fruits that have the best shot of doing well in your area’s temps, soil, and rain patterns.
You may assume that you have to wait until March or even April to start your spring garden, but there are actually many veggies that can handle a few light frosts. If your winters aren’t super artic, you can start your seeds indoors now and then transfer them into your garden when you’ve got shoots showing. Some of the best early plants to try are:
By the time spring gets here, you might already have a few great plants ready for the picking. Many of these winter veggies go great in healthy and tasty salads.
At Lawrence Sintered Metals, we can set you and your spring garden up for success with wire mesh products. Our stainless steel wire mesh can keep out the hungry critters who want to nibble up all your new veggies. Our stainless steel wire mesh can also be used to help new plants grow strong and tall.
Contact us today to stock up on stainless steel wire mesh.