How to Plan a Winter Garden

Planning a winter garden can keep your green thumb active throughout the colder months of winter. Before you begin gardening, set a plan that you can maintain during the colder months. Winter calls for hardier crops and flowers compared to those you’d plant in summer. Winter crops include turnips, carrots, mustard greens, and beets. Winter gardening also requires measures to protect the plants from the cold temperatures and hostile growing conditions of winter. Remember to start early, and keep in mind that winter gardens may not thrive in certain climates.

[Edit]Steps
[Edit]Preparing the Winter Garden
Start planning in mid-summer. As unpleasant as it may seem to think about cold winter temperatures and snowy days in the middle of the summer, you need to start planning the garden early. This will give you enough time to have your plants in the ground before the first frost, and will prevent you from having to scramble to assemble your garden in September.[1]
If you live in the northern hemisphere, start planning in July. If you live in the southern hemisphere, start your winter garden plans in January.
If you live in the American Deep South, or other regions that stay warm well into winter, you may be able to wait until August to plan your garden.
Find out the average date of the first frost in your region. The first frost will kill most plants, but hardy winter crops will survive the first frost if they’re planted early enough. Time your plants to fully mature before that date by planting them 6-8 weeks in advance.[2]
Speak to your local garden authorities (such as the 4H extension office or master gardener club) to help you time your winter garden precisely.
You can also look up the approximate first frost date online. Input your ZIP code at: https://www.almanac.com/gardening/frostdates/states. Note that this site is specific to the U.S.
Rework your soil before you begin planting. Use a shovel and hoe to break up the soil and to loosen and remove the roots of summer crops. Use the blade of your spade to loosen the ground at least to a depth of .[3]
Reworking the soil will make it easier for your winter plants to extend their roots into the ground and to absorb necessary nutrients.
Choose a garden location with good drainage. If you’re not using a garden plot that you’ve planted summer plants in, you’ll need to plant your winter crops in a patch of well-draining soil. Select a location that is blocked from the wind and receives as much sun as possible. A south-facing slope works best for a winter garden.
If you don’t have access to an area of soil with good water drainage, you can install a raised bed.
Avoid planting outdoor winter plants in individual containers or plastic planters. Plants’ roots can easily freeze in these containers, and this effectively kills the plant.
Add compost to your soil before planting. The majority of soil nutrients will have been used up by the crops and flora you planted during the spring and summer months. Add about of compost or other fertile natural material to your garden. The compost will replenish nutrients and help your winter plants grow.[4]
Composted manure, alfalfa meal, or a balanced organic fertilizer are all appropriate choices.
Adding compost initially will also keep you from having to fertilize crops during the winter growing season.[5][Edit]Choosing Plants
Select a mixture of leafy greens to put in your winter garden. If this is your first time planting a winter garden, you’ll find that winter-crop options are surprisingly rich. To avoid the monotony of only having 1 plant type, and to enrich your winter meals, plant a variety of winter crops. These include many leafy greens like:[6]
Friseé (mature in 90-95 days).
Arugula (mature when tall).
Swiss chard (mature in 60 days).
Giant red mustard and Southern giant mustard (mature in 30 days).
Curly leafed kale. Pick kale leaves whenever you like. The plant will put out new leaves through the fall and winter.[7]
Plant a variety of root crops. Balance out your leafy greens with root crops. Although root crops are typically less showy on the surface, they provide substantial additions to meals made from winter-garden harvests. To keep your garden active all winter long, plant a variety of root crops that will be ready to harvest during the late, middle, and early parts of the season.[8]
Beets and carrots (mature in 90 days).
Rutabaga and parsnip (mature in 90 days).
Early carrots and turnips (mature in 60 days).
Leeks and kohlrabi (mature in 60 days).
Chives and radishes (mature in 30 days).
Add a variety of cold-weather flowers. Flowers will add a touch of color to your garden. Winter-tolerant species of flower will survive when the temperature dips below , although they may not withstand a heavy frost. Include flowers like:[9]
Larkspur and nasturtium.
Snapdragon and pansy.
Primrose and sweet pea.
Hyacinth and amaryllis.[Edit]Laying out and Protecting Winter Plants
Plan a garden layout. To ensure that you have enough space in your garden, and to prevent your garden from running out of space, you can create a spatial garden plan. This will allow you to allocate enough garden space to each particular plant. You can also plan the dimensions of each garden bed to give yourself plenty of space to water and hoe the soil.[10]
Lay out the garden using a common pattern, including multiple rows each about wide.
You could also plan your layout around a “keyhole” or arch shape. This design features 2 main beds each about long connected by a thin strip of garden at the top.
Plant your garden near a windbreak. While you could build a wall specifically designed to protect your garden from chilly and harsh winter winds, an easier method is to plant your garden next to the south-facing wall of your home, or of a permanent shed or garage.[11]
Butting your garden up to an existing wall will offer protection, and the warmth will seep through the wall and help insulate your plants.
Use a cloche to help warm your plants. A cloche is a portable, temporary greenhouse structure made of glass or clear plastic that gardeners place over winter crops to help them retain warmth. A cloche will insulate plants, lengthen your growing season, and prevent delicate winter plants from dying in cold spells.[12]
If you’d like to use a cloche but don’t have time to construct an elaborate setup, you can make a cloche out of an old soda bottle.[Edit]Caring for Your Winter Garden
Water plants when the first inch of soil is dry. Plants growing in winter need dramatically less water than you may be used to giving plants in a summer garden. The soil does not need to be kept moist. In fact, it should dry out between one watering and the next. Water only when the top is dry.[13]
To see if the soil is dry, poke an un-gloved finger into the soil. If your finger feels dry up to the first knuckle, go ahead and water the garden.
Do not fertilize plants over the winter. As long as you reworked the soil and added compost to the winter garden before planting your crops and flowers, you shouldn’t need to add fertilizer during the winter growing season.[14]
Plants absorb fewer nutrients over the winter than they would during the summer growth season.
Add a grow light if the weather is mostly overcast. Just because winter crops and flowers grow well in cold temperatures does not mean that they thrive in low-light conditions. If you notice certain crops beginning to wilt during successive cloudy days, buy a grow light and set it up to shine on the plants. The grow light mimics the effect of sunlight.[15]
You can purchase a grow light at any plant nursery or large gardening center.
If you have a very large winter garden, you may need to purchase multiple grow lights to provide enough coverage.[Edit]Tips
Do not plant tomatoes, corn, beans, or squash as winter plants. They’re hard to keep alive in the cold and will almost certainly die.[16]
Weigh cloche drawbacks before implementing one for your winter garden. They must be ventilated manually to prevent too much heat from building up on the plants, and they have to be properly installed so as not to blow away.[17][Edit]Related wikiHows
Prepare a Garden Pond for Winter
Grow Winter Onions[Edit]References↑ http://ourstoneyacres.com/planning-a-winter-garden

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Today in History for 2nd January 2020

Historical Events

1918 – Montreal Arena in Westmount, Quebec, the home rink of 4-time NHL Stanley Cup winners the Montreal Wanderers burns down leading to the club disbanding
1943 – University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team begins 129 home game winning streak that only ends in 1955; incorporates NCAA titles in 1948, 1949 and 1951
1945 – Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion
1972 – AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts, 21-0
2014 – 80th Sugar Bowl: #11 Oklahoma beats #3 Alabama, 45-31
2019 – Two women become the first to ever enter India’s Sabarimala shrine in Kerala State, after law change, prompting protests

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Famous Birthdays

1866 – Prof Gilbert Murray, Australian classical scholar (d. 1957)
1904 – James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival)
1915 – John Hope Franklin, historian
1947 – Jack Hanna, American zoologist
1959 – Kirti Azad, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests; 25 ODIs) and politician, born in Darbhanga, India
1981 – Maxi Rodríguez, soccer midfielder (57 caps; Atlético Madrid, Newell’s Old Boys), born in Rosario, Argentina

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Famous Deaths

1921 – Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of the German Empire (1909-17), dies at 64
1946 – Joe Darling, Australian cricket batsman and captain (34 Tests, 21 as captain), dies following a gall bladder operation at 75
1971 – Richard Maxwell (Dick) Haldane, South African trade unionist, dies at 62
1980 – Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44
2006 – Osa Massen [Aase Madsen Iversen], Dutch actress (Jack London, Rocketship X-M), dies at 91
2007 – Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian (b. 1941)

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How to Forgive

Forgiveness is something that must be created. If done thoughtfully and effectively, it will transform the way you think, feel, and live your life. Approaching the challenge with an “I can do that” attitude will motivate you to face the challenge. By taking action, changing your thoughts, shifting your emotions and seeking guidance from numerous valuable sources you will know how to forgive others, and yourself.

[Edit]Steps
[Edit]Making the Decision
Consider why you want to forgive this person. Forgiveness is a decision that should be made thoughtfully, especially if someone did something seriously wrong. Take time to think through your feelings and your reasoning, to better understand the situation.
You want to resolve your own feelings of anger, confusion, or hurt.
You value your relationship with them, and believe that forgiving them is worth it.
They’ve shown a willingness to change their behavior, and you want to try again.
Pay attention to whether they’re willing to change their behavior. Have you given them the chance to change, by letting them know their actions hurt you? If so, are they working to adjust their behavior, or are they doing it again without caring how it’s affecting you?
For example, say that your sister made fun of your nose, and you told her that it hurt your feelings. Pay attention to whether she does it again.
Choose to forgive because you want to, not because you have to. Forgiveness should be chosen freely, not reluctantly or under pressure. Forgiveness is a choice that you make for yourself, so don’t let other people’s ideas of what you “should” do pressure you into doing something that feels premature or just not right.
If you aren’t ready to forgive someone, you don’t have to do it yet. If anyone pressures you, say “I’m not ready to forgive yet.”
You do not owe forgiveness to anyone else. If you do not want to forgive them, that is your choice.
Recognize the difference between forgiveness and foolishness. You may choose to forgive someone once, twice, or three times. But if they are repeatedly and knowingly hurting you, or if they have done something extremely terrible, then you should consider protecting yourself. If someone has shown that they will mistreat you again and again, or that they are willing to do you serious harm, then you need to protect your own well-being.
For example, you can forgive an abusive father and choose not to talk to him ever again, because you know he would mistreat you.
For example, if your girlfriend yells at you and then apologizes and says she’s working on controlling her temper, then you might decide to forgive her and continue dating her. If your girlfriend screams horrible abuse at you, or hits you, then you need to protect yourself and escape the relationship.
When in doubt, take your time. Sometimes, it takes a while to untangle all your feelings and figure out what to do. That’s okay. Give yourself time and space to process.
Write in a journal about it.
Talk to a mentor or trusted person about the situation.
Express your feelings through artwork.
Spend some time focusing on something else, and come back later.[Edit]Taking Action
Reach out to connect. As life gets busy, it is difficult to stay in touch with friends. When a conflict has occurred to push people apart, that connection becomes even harder to salvage. If you want to forgive someone, then take the first step in the process by reaching out. This act alone will help you to feel more open and optimistic.
It is always difficult to take the first step, and sometimes you need to give yourself a push. Simply tell yourself, “Here we go,” and pick up the phone and make contact.
Ask to be heard. Whether you decide to set up a face-to-face meeting with the person, or communicate via telephone or electronic device, the goal is the same: ask the person for time to express your thoughts and feelings about the conflict.
Assure the person that you are open and willing to hear what she has to say as well. This will allow the person to feel more open about the forthcoming discussion.
If the person refuses to meet with you, do not despair. There are things you can do to move toward forgiveness regardless of whether the person complies. The act of forgiveness is designed to help you in the end. For example, use writing instead of direct contact to express your feelings and thoughts about the person. Writing in a journal helps to process your feelings and is effective.[1]
Journaling can help reduce anxiety and stress, as it is a healthy outlet for confusing or overwhelming emotions.[2]
Discuss the issue. Some discussions in life are harder to have than others. When a conflict has occurred and negative feelings have grown, it is difficult to start the conversation. The goal would be to frame the conversation and guide it toward a peaceful resolution to manage the hurt and disappointment you are feeling.[3]
First, thank the person for meeting with you.
Second, tell the person your goal is to hear each other’s side of the story and come to some peaceful resolution so you both can move on.
Third, tell your side of the story. Make “I” statements to describe your thoughts and feelings, without making accusations.
Fourth, ask the person if there is anything else you can clarify for him before he provides the details of his side of the story.
Fifth, ask the person questions that will give you the necessary information to understand his intent, motives, thoughts and feelings.
Apologize for your own mistakes. Most every conflict involves a misunderstanding or misconception of what someone did or said. There are things that you must do to loosen the tension in the situation. Taking responsibility for your role is an act that fosters the open communication that you want, and is necessary to reach a resolution.[4]
Accept the apology.[5] If you have discussed the situation and the person has extended a sincere apology, then accept it. Even if you have to force yourself to say the words, “I accept your apology,” this is a large step toward creating a sense of forgiveness for yourself. Here are some examples of things you could say:
“I accept your apology, and I forgive you.”
“I appreciate you saying that. Friends?”
“Thank you for apologizing. I don’t know if I’m ready to forgive you yet, but I will work on it. Please give me some time.”
Show your willingness to move on. If you must or want to maintain a relationship with this person, then your behaviors must demonstrate that you are serious. Your relationship will improve when you go through the process of forgiveness.[6] This includes not holding grudges and bringing up the past.[7] It also includes your willingness to laugh and be lighthearted around the person. Moving past a conflict is a huge relief. Let that motivate your actions toward being fair-minded and resolved.
As time passes and progress is made, you may notice you are still allowing feelings of betrayal to affect the way you treat the person. Perhaps it happens during heated arguments or discussions. You may not have processed your hurt feelings and still have some work to do. This is a normal reaction and can be managed by talking about your feelings with the person involved, or someone else.[Edit]Changing Your Thoughts and Emotions
Practice empathy and compassion.[8] Both empathy and compassion can be learned. As with any new skill, you need to practice. If you are able to treat people the way you would like to be treated, you are more than half-way there.
Take the opportunity to practice compassion when out in public. If you see someone struggling getting into the doorway of a store, rush to open it. If you see someone that looks like she is having a bad day, smile and say hello. Your goal is to allow others to feel the impact of your good deeds.
Expand your empathy by talking and, most importantly, listening to people outside your social circle. Try to strike up a conversation with a stranger once a week. Go beyond small talk and try to (respectfully) inquire about their lives and experiences. This will broaden your worldview and help you become more understanding of others.[9]
Work on understanding the person’s behavior. Fear, insecurities and an inability to communicate are the impetus of many hurtful behaviors. Some people don’t understand why they act certain ways because they have not explored the deeper inner-workings of their own behavior. Try to see if you can understand where they are coming from.
If you don’t understand someone’s behavior, you may be able to ask them why they acted the way they did. You could also talk to a trusted mentor, or even do a little research on why people act that way.
Remember that even if you understand the person’s reasons, that doesn’t mean they have an excuse for acting badly.
Keep in mind that you’re not responsible for someone else’s feelings or behavior. You can’t make them become a better person. Sometimes, you need to be willing to tell yourself “here they go again” or “their attitude is not my problem.”
Question and adjust your perspective. You have probably been holding strong beliefs about a situation in which you were wronged by someone. Many times a person’s perspective is askew and needs to return to a balanced state. It is important to keep things in perspective, especially if yours is causing you harm.
Is this important? Will I care about it 6 months or 6 years from now?
Is this worth my time?
Could I be jumping to conclusions? Could there be circumstances I’m not aware of?
Is this issue important to me, or should I just let it go?
Are my feelings or behavior holding me back from better things?
Try moving from resentment to gratitude. Over time, work on letting go of resentment, and looking for the upsides to the situation. Strong feelings are natural at first, but they can become toxic if you hold onto them forever. If you catch yourself falling into a trap of negativity, work on finding the good parts. This can help you reframe things and feel more positively about your life.[10] Here are some examples:
“I’m glad that I’ve finally finished the semester, so I don’t have to deal with that difficult professor again. She is not my problem anymore.”
“I’m thankful that my dad and my therapist are supporting me while I leave this abusive relationship.”
“I’m glad that my mom was willing to listen and take me seriously when I said her criticism was damaging our relationship. I hope this will the start of a positive change.”
“I’m so happy that I have another chance to find love after I left behind a bad relationship.”
“I’m glad that I get another chance with my boyfriend, and that he’s making an effort to change his habits to treat me better. Things can become better than they were.”
“I don’t regret cutting contact with my toxic father. I’m so much happier now that he’s not part of my life.”
Make a list of the benefits of letting go of resentment. Think about how feelings of resentment might be shaping your life now, and how letting go could change things. Here are some things you might consider for the list:
I can stop lying awake in bed, playing and replaying imaginary conversations in my head. Instead, I’ll just sleep.
I can stop feeling like a victim, and start feeling empowered to control my own life.
I can say goodbye to a bad chapter of my life, and start focusing on creating a good one.
I can focus less on this person’s past mistakes, and focus more on rebuilding a stronger relationship.
I can remember what happened without feeling helpless, and use the knowledge of what went wrong to help me spot and avoid similar problems in the future.
Be patient with yourself. Especially if what happened was serious, then forgiveness might not be instantaneous. This is okay. Keep working on handling your feelings and taking care of yourself. Don’t let other people, or any preconceived notions in your head, push you into doing something you aren’t ready for. Try saying these to yourself, or to anyone who tries to pry:
“I’m working on moving on, but I’m not there yet.”
“I need time to process.”
“I need time to work through my feelings. It’s okay to take my time.”
“I’m allowed to feel hurt.”
“Forgiveness can’t be rushed. It needs to happen in its own time.”
Engage in fun activities. You can learn to let go by rediscovering your playful side. When you play it allows you to be free from the negative thoughts you harbor about a conflict. Play and laughter can help you remain positive and optimistic through difficult situations.[11] Schedule time in your calendar at least once a week to play and have fun.
Fly a kite
Try messing around with a new art form
Play with a pet
Hang out with friends
Play a board game with loved ones
Do something that you always wanted to try when you were younger, but didn’t get to
Diffuse your anger. Remaining in a state of anger and upset is unhealthy. Processing feelings of anger through physical activity or artistic expression are good alternatives for reducing anger, stress and anxiety. Anger must be released to move you toward feeling forgiveness. Here are some ideas:[12]
Exercise: run, hike, lift weights, etc.
Express yourself through art
Meditate
Rip up paper from the recycling bin
Throw ice cubes into a bathtub to smash them
Draw an angry picture and rip it up
Rebuild trust. When we let others into our lives we take a risk. Those same people can betray the trust that you have built together. An essential part of the forgiveness process is allowing someone to earn back your trust.
Allow the person to show you they are reliable, truthful, and sincere. [13] Create opportunities for the person to show you. When you give a little, you may receive many positive rewards in return.
For example, consider accepting the person’s invitation to go to the movies. This allows the person the opportunity to show up on time, treat you with respect and have a good time. Without your willingness to accept the invitation, you would not be witness to their sincere efforts to earn your trust.
Consider rebuilding trust in a way directly related to the harm done. For example, if they lied about where they went, have them check in by calling or texting so they can tell you where they are.
Remember to acknowledge when someone is making an effort to earn your trust. Consider thanking them for any efforts they make.
Appreciate the learning experiences. People and opportunities come into your life to teach you something. Each experience prepares us to be smarter and more in tune with what we want out of life. We learn from the good and the bad.
“I learned that it’s not always a good idea to give a loan to friends, because it can hurt the relationship.”
“I learned that not everyone is as careful with things as I am, so I should probably not lend treasured items to people who tend to break things.”
“I’ve learned to interview potential roommates, so I can make sure that our lifestyles are a decent match.”
“I learned to assume ignorance before malice. Sometimes people don’t realize they’re hurting my feelings.”
“I learned that I can count on my dad to have my back during a crisis.”
“I learned that I’m stronger than I thought I was.”[Edit]Seeking Help
Find a therapist if you’re struggling to cope. If you are having difficulty forgiving someone and it is impacting your life in a negative way, perhaps it is time to seek professional help from a counselor or therapist. Therapies intended to promote forgiveness have been successful in helping people overcome past hurts and achieve peace and resolution.[14]
Obtain a referral or suggestion from your physician, health insurance company, or a trusted family member or friend. However, if that is not feasible, contact your local department of mental health about counseling options.
If you feel you and your therapist are not a good fit, look for a different therapist. Every therapist is different and finding one with whom you feel comfortable is essential.
Try a therapist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy.[15] Your therapist will help examine and dispel the negative thought patterns that you have developed.
Consider spiritual counseling. Many people find comfort in seeking help from spiritual leaders who can guide them toward forgiveness. The power of prayer has been successful toward healing and alleviating feelings of guilt and shame, which are motivators for people seeking forgiveness for various reason.[16]
Set therapeutic goals for yourself. Commit to changing your behavior. In both psychotherapy and physical therapy, you will benefit from setting goals.[17] Engage in the process by allowing yourself to be open and vulnerable. Don’t abandon the process just because it gets difficult. Your hard work will pay off and leave you with a healthy sense of accomplishment.
Identify your objectives. For example, would you like to feel more at peace toward a family member who betrayed you? Tell the therapist that this is one of your goals.
Reward yourself when you reach your goal. Your motivation will increase if you reward your accomplishments.[18]
Adjust your objectives rather than give up.
Continue to make new goals as it will keep you engaged in life.
Enhance your support system. Surround yourself with people who care about you. This includes family, friends, and co-workers. Branch out and meet new people to expand your circle of support. You have learned so much through the therapeutic process that you feel resourceful and confident. A good support system will help you reduce stress and may even boost your immune system.[19]
Exploring your interests may lead to joining groups that allow you to meet new people, and experience new situations.
Forgive and accept yourself. Personal struggles can leave you feeling bad about yourself. You may feel guilty for not taking care of yourself in a situation or you unfairly blame yourself for what happened. You can learn to manage feelings of guilt and shame rather than try to eliminate them.
If you have chosen to participate in cognitive behavior therapy, it will help you examine your thoughts and develop new more effective ways of thinking about yourself.[20][Edit]Tips
Sometimes it helps to think of how others have forgiven under incredible circumstances. Ask friends for support and examples to motivate you toward forgiveness.
Studies have shown that forgiveness depends upon whether a person believes they must have an interaction with the offender. [21] You can decide if that is necessary for you to achieve forgiveness.
It is never too late, if you are willing, to seek professional help for your issues. Change is not easy, but it is possible if you are willing to put in the effort and find ways of coping with your challenges.[22]
Licensed therapists are trained to help others learn to manage the struggles that are impacting their lives.
Being honest and sincere when apologizing increases the chances that a person will be forgiven.
If you served in military combat and witnessed acts that were not in line with your morals, you will benefit from gaining the skill of self-forgiveness through therapeutic interventions.[23]
Put your best mental energies (perhaps first thing in the morning) into visualizing the new life you want. See yourself in the future as free of this pain and suffering.
Remember you’re not perfect either, and empathise with why the person might have done what he did[Edit]Warnings
Certain mental illnesses hinder a person’s capacity to forgive. A psychopath may never experience shame or guilt for an offense, which are two factors that motivate forgiveness.
Unconditional forgiveness is not predicated on any act or request from the offender. The act of forgiveness is intended to free you from the rage, depression, and despair that nursing a grievance causes.
Forgiveness is hard, but living with a grudge is even harder. Keeping grudges bottled up can be very dangerous, and can hurt people in ways you might not have imagined.[Edit]Related wikiHows
Accept an Apology
Forgive Yourself
Forgive a Cheater
Forgive Someone
Recognize a Controlling Person
Identify Emotional Abuse
Forgive Yourself After Hurting Someone
Become Positive Through Forgiveness
Let Go of Past Hurts[Edit]References
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