Winter Garden Projects to Tackle 5

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It’s winter and you’re stuck inside even though you’d so much rather be outside working in the garden. Right?? Well, I can’t do anything about the cold out there, but I can assure you that there are plenty of winter garden projects to tackle that will tide you over until springtime. This is the prime time for you to lay out all your garden ideas and decide which ones will get your attention come springtime.

Winter garden ideas and projects to tackle during the cold season. Plan for the garden. Grow things. Build things.


We all know the joy of the first seed catalog arriving in our mailbox. But let’s talk for a minute about your seed system. Yeah, that’s what I thought. If it’s at all like mine, it needs work.

Plan to Make Your Garden Ideas a Reality

There are some things to consider beyond which vegetables you want to grow. Think about the harvest you’re aiming for, and how you hope you’re garden will look.

Projects to Make Ahead of Garden Season

Set up a work bench in the garage (or the kitchen) and you’ll stay dry while you work on these projects to get ahead of the game.

Turn you garden ideas into reality with these winter projects.

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Prepping for Planting

It might seem like longer spring days are eons away, but you can get a head start without stepping outside.

Grow food indoors during the winter months!

Grow an Indoor Winter Garden

Even in the dead of winter, you can grow some of your food. You might have to supplement with a good grow light, but in the long run it will be less expensive than paying a premium for costly produce that’s not in season.

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5 thoughts on “Winter Garden Projects to Tackle

  • Candi

    Wow! Looks like we have plenty to keep us busy. Spring will be here in no time. I’m enjoying the fires & the couch!

  • Greg

    I didn’t know sweet potato leaves are edible. I was intrigued by the photo of all the nice leafy outgrowth from the sweet potato. Now I’m curious know what they taste like.

  • Chris

    Thanks for sharing Robin’s post on paper seedling starter pots, Kris. He’s still getting some visitors from it.

    I can really use some of these ideas right now (December). It is so dark and snowy here that thinking about my garden and next year gives me hope.

  • McKenzie

    I am so glad I found this on Pinterest. I have planned a garden for only two years now and am very much a beginner. The first year was decent and last year was horrible. I just didn’t have enough time to get out there with work and my long commute. I’m now staying home with my son and am planning on a big garden this year to also help keep the grocery bill down. This has inspired me to get started and get organized. Thanks so much!!