Winter Gardening

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Frost protection for Container plants and Plant beds
Plant covers (called frost covers ) are available in most nurseries and garden centers. Covering your plants will help you grow all winter long. Covering the container plants eliminates the need to bring them indoors.
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Winter color
  • Pansies are quite cold tolerant and available in beautiful colors
  • Ornamental cabbage is another one to grow for color in the garden
  • Salvias may continue to bloom through winter in south sunny gardens.
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Winter edibles
  • Herbs such as cilantro, parsley and mint.
  • Cole crops such as cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli
  • Greens - Kale, mustard, spinach, leek and spring onions.

Depending on variety these plants may need partial or no winter protection in our El Paso/Las Cruces climate