3 Quick Winter Gardening Tips for Zones 4 to 9

3 Quick Winter Gardening Tips for Zones 4 to 9

Winter gardening is an uphill task that most gardeners dread.

However, wouldn’t it be a good idea if you could have a garden that grows all year round?

We all know that when winter bites, most crops are damaged extensively. Even those plants in their correct growing zone are not spared. Such harsh element reduces most crops hardiness exposing them to damage.

Good news, though:

It’s possible to have bountiful winter harvest nearly everywhere from zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

If you come to think of it, it’s even better to plant fresh fruits and vegetables at this time of the year since most pests normally hibernate or migrate, weeds grow slower, and less water is lost through evaporation.

Think of it as a blessing in disguise.

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Palram hobby greenhouse for hobby gardening

Hobby Gardening: The Best Hobby Greenhouse for Windy Area

Hobby gardening helps your body to release oxytocin - the hormone responsible for contractions of the cervix during labor.

But that’s not all that this hormone does.  

Among other things, it is also responsible for energizing your body and makes you feel good and probably add more years to your life.

This proves that gardening can help you feel happier, healthier and more confident while reducing stress and anxiety.

I guess that’s why everyone tells you gardening could be the hobby that helps you live to 100 years!

Now, if these facts do not give you a reason to consider gardening as your new hobby I don’t know what would. But if hobby gardening is already your thing, I want to share a secret to succeeding at it even if your hardiness zone isn’t so favorable.

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How to Grow Thyme from Seed Step by Step

How to Grow Thyme from Seed Step by Step

96% of gardeners never grow thyme from seed. Instead, they use cuttings, layers or divisions to plant this versatile herb.

There is a good reason for that:

For starters, it’s hard to grow thyme from seeds because of slow, uneven germination. And sprouting feels like it takes forever. It’s easier to buy the plants or take some cuttings from a friend.

However, sometimes planting this herb from seed has its own benefits. First, apart from the patience required from your side, the simplest way to grow thyme is from seed.

Secondly, thyme seeds retain their germinating power for three years – which is a relatively longer than other herbs frequently grown from seed.

Lastly, it’s very cheap to plant plenty of thyme from a single sachet costing almost nothing – assuming you get a decent germination percentage.

If you are already pumped and would like to learn how to grow thyme from seed, this article is for you.

Without wasting your time, here is:

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