5 Steps for Putting your Vegetable Gardens to Bed

A hard frost has finally hit and I’m ready to put my annual gardens to bed for the winter. For some of you, this information is probably coming a little late as you’ve already moved on from gardening season. However, because of the mild fall we’ve been having, I’ve wanted to keep my tomatoes and peppers in the garden for as long as possible, encouraging them to ripen on the vine as their taste and flavor is so much better.

But the projected minus 27 degree nighttime temperatures last week had me convinced that it was time to cut all my warm season crops to the ground!

Meanwhile, I have kept my kale, broccoli, and chard in the ground as they can withstand these cooler temperatures. It’s not that I expect them to grow much more, it’s just that I currently have no place for them indoors! The same goes for my carrots and potatoes –  I have mulched these beds with leaves so that I can keep them stored in the ground for as long as possible. 

So if you’re still up for one last push in the garden this season and want to improve your soil and have it ready for the spring season, then check out my video here or below. In it, I go over my 5 Steps for Putting your Vegetable Gardens to Bed.

Then, I would love to hear from you about what tips and advice you might have for putting your gardens to bed. Please share them in the comments below!

​My best to you this fall,