Do you scroll Pinterest and see all these wonderful posts about starting a fall garden? I know I do, and I get so jealous of all my gardening friends in warmer climates. Unfortunately, if you live in zone 3, you can not plant a garden in September and harvest it in the winter. (Hello week of -40 sometime in January or February!!)
I wanted to write this post because if you don’t know anything about zone 3 and are just reading gardening magazines and blogs from warmer zones, you might get the impression that you can somehow grow vegetables and flowers year round. And while it is possible to grow vegetables in the winter with a huge greenhouse, lights, and heaters, most home gardeners don’t have those kind of resources or the money to pay a hefty heating & electricity bill all winter.
But, there are a few things you can do that you might not have thought about.
Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots. She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden. She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.