The winter is often a discouraging time for gardeners. Windy days and grey, gloomy skies, not to mention whether that doesn’t exactly support outdoor activities. January and February can be the most difficult times of the year, as you can almost taste spring and are filled with the ambition and motivation of the new year. So should you just forget about gardening for the entire winter? Certainly not! There are many things you can be doing today to prepare for the busy spring garden season, even when you’re staring at 4 inches of snow covering your dormant beds. Take some time to do these simple tasks that will make the planting season more organized and efficient and will help your garden flourish.