Editor/Publisher/Gardener, Washington Gardener Magazine
Kathy Jentz is Editor, Publisher and Founder of Washington Gardener Magazine. Kathy is a life-long gardener from a family of farmers and dedicated gardeners. Currently, she is President of the Silver Spring Garden Club and on the board of several other clubs and organizations. You can read Kathy's work in the Washington Examiner and Washington Woman in addition to regular guest spots on Channel 9, Channel 4 and WAMU radio.
Washington Gardener magazine, the gardening publication published specifically for the local metro area — zones 6-7 — Washington DC and its suburbs. We sent out our premiere issue in March/April 2005 and we are now about to be celebrating our fifth anniversary.
The content of the magazine gives real examples that you can use immediately in your own garden. It will save you time and show you how to stretch your garden resources. It will inspire you with new ideas and new ways of looking at things. With all of that, we don’t forget to include a heavy dose of whimsy, a sense of humor, and a portion of wonder. We have some great stories in the works — from Unique Plant Combinations to Starting a Water Garden to Growing Vegetables in Tight Spaces — we can’t wait to share them with our readers!
If you are a DC area gardener, you’ll love Washington Gardener magazine!
The magazine is written entirely by local area gardeners. They have real-world experience with the same problems you experience in your own gardens. They’ll be sharing their thoughts on what to plant in deep shade, how to cover bare spots, which annuals work best throughout the humid DC summers, and much more.
How to Winterize Your Vegetable Garden
In this video, Kathy Jentz, Editor/Publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine, shows you how to put your vegetable garden to bed for the winter and get a head start on next year's growing season.
Kathy Jentz: Hi, I am Kathy Jentz, Editor and Publisher of Washington Gardner magazine. I am going to show you how to winterize your vegetable garden. And we will get started with saving seeds. Next will be your last harvest in a garden. Then mulching and doing cover-crops. Creating new growing beds, cleaning, sharpening and storing your tools. And then turning off your water sources for the winter.
You don't need much to get started. You will just dress in comfortable layers; wait for a clear crisp autumn day. A shovel, hoe or rake will be nice to have on hand as well. And don't forget some sturdy thick gloves. Before we begin, remember that safety is always important. And when you are working with tools, you need to have sturdy reinforced toes on your shoes. And also be aware of anyone looking around you and be cautious of where they are at all times.
I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and my background. I am life long gardener and come from the family of gardeners and farmers. I have been writing about gardening in the local DC area for the past five years. And I have been publishing Washington Gardener Magazine for almost as long. And now let's get started with winterizing your vegetable garden.