Good Link: Scouting for Microclimates by Ruth Gonzalez

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 | Comments Off on Good Link: Scouting for Microclimates by Ruth Gonzalez

You’ve heard me talk microclimates here at Larrapin Garden Blog before! This is a great article by Western North Carolina gardener Ruth Gonzalez on how to read the microclimates on your land. Winter is a great time to find out both about the chilly and warm spots on your land or in your garden…

Dear Ruth, My fall garden has not done well. The lettuce is under row cover but it already looks awful at the end of November and the real winter has not even started yet. Thoughts? Michael J. Asheville, NC

Dear Michael, Winter is an awesome time to take visual note of various microclimates in your yard. This is especially important if you want to garden during the colder months. Additionally, winter may be the best time to take a critical look at any property you are considering buying. North-side locations are immediately evident, and the prolonged presence of snow indicates especially cold spots. A winter garden will not prosper in cold spots…

Read full article here: http://organicgrowersschool.org/3090/ask-ruth-scouting-microclimates/

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