Get out of the cold with winter gardening tips

Stock photo.| Photo by Maksims Grigorjevs/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

FEATURE — If the spike in gardening interest over the last few years is any indication of what 2023 will be like, now is the perfect time to start planning.

The seeds of a spring garden can be planted inside the home during the winter, undated photo | Photo by USU Extention, St. George News

Consider these tips and links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

  • Peruse garden/seed catalogs to help determine new vegetable varieties to try in the garden.
  • Plan out and design the vegetable garden. Try to implement crop rotation of vegetable families to reduce disease buildup.
  • Consider growing herbs and/or microgreens indoors to add fresh greens to your diet.
  • Use deicing compounds sparingly to avoid salt damage to landscape plants.
  • If storing bulbs, check their condition to ensure they are firm. Remove any that are soft or rotten.
  • Perform routine maintenance on lawn mowers and other small-engine garden equipment.
  • Sign up to become a member of the USU Botanical Gardens and receive discounts on classes and workshops along with other special benefits.
  • Look for specific gardening information at Here you will find information on fruit, vegetable and herb growing guides as well as tips on soil, lawn, yard, tree, shrub and flower care. Also included are monthly tips, the basics of gardening, information on drought, events, classes and more.

Written by JULENE REESE, USU, 435-757-6418.

Copyright Utah State University, all rights reserved.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!