Keep your garden beds awake this winter

Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre will host its second annual Fall Organic Plant Sale on Saturday

Victoria’s temperate weather allows the opportunity to grow food in your garden year round and the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre can help you do that this winter.

The centre will host its second annual Fall Organic Plant Sale on Saturday (Aug. 17).

With various local organic farmers attending with their seedlings, it will be easy for gardeners to get all the plants and advice they need to have a harvest beyond the fall and through the wintery months.

“Many people are intimidated by winter gardening, thinking that it is more challenging than summer gardening due to the weather.” said Nadine Collison, Greater Victoria Compost Education, executive director.

“Many varieties of vegetables thrive throughout our mild winters and in many ways it is easier because there is less watering and maintenance.”

The Fall Organic Plant sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre, located at 1216 North Park St.

“There will be plenty of knowledgeable experts on hand, so if you are new to winter gardening, don’t be afraid to try. We are here to help” said Collison.

For more information, please call 250-386-9676.