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Early season vegetable garden preparation

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

January and February are key times to start to get your vegetable garden up and running. As the sun becomes stronger as we progress towards spring you can use the suns power to heat. up the soil and enable early crops and earlier seed germination.

Using black plastic sheeting to cover areas of your vegetable garden will help to warm the soil up by collecting the heat from the sun and helping the soil to dry out and in turn creating a perfect seed bed for starting to sowing seeds in March.

Another system to enable early crops is to use cloches which can be purchased online or can be make with some fencing wire and clear plastic. In January they are ideally for sowing early season peas 

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