When we talk winter gardening in the summer, people are flummoxed.
“Hey, the garden’s full! How am I supposed to fit in the fall and winter crops?”
Or they give that cocky summer attitude.
“Forget kale — my tomatoes are just ripening!”
Well. Our beautiful summer can’t last forever, my friend, and if the late blight comes early, don’t come crying to me.
This Saturday at the venerable Molbak’s in Woodinville, I’ll be sharing some secrets about getting the winter garden underway, as well as offering ideas about what to do with the garden space when the big guns of summer — tomatoes, peppers, squash — have gone silent.
Here’s a sneak peek:
My talk is 10-11 a.m., and from 11 to 3 there’s a Master Gardener clinic there, so you can also bring other plant problems and questions for my colleagues to field.
The Molbak’s folks assure me that they have plenty of fall vegetable starts and seeds on hand, too, as well as a full range of season extension tools.
Come see the pretty slides of winter vegetables and dream of the kale — I mean cool — season.