You think that the cold season is only for Santa Claus? Well dear gardeners it is a great time for gardening too. There are some crops that can be plant in the cold season. So, buckle up and gather your gardening tools because you have work to do. Here is a list of best crops for winter gardening. Keep it organic!
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This vegetable is perfect as a winter crop. it’s great for your health eaten raw in salads, or cooked in different food recipes.
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You can grow any type of onion during winter if the soil doesn’t freeze too much. But given the late years temperatures I’m sure there is no problem.
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Just like onions, it takes a long time to harvest and you can plant garlic near or in winter time. And we all now garlic’s benefits, so its better not to run out of organic garlic.
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Spinach is the type of “cut and come again” plant. You can harvest it the entire year, even in winter, begining with the young, green leaves ’till the whole grown plant.
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The same thing as in the case of spinach. You can harvest lettuce after about 20 days, so it’s perfect for winter gardening. It won’t have time to freeze.
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The situation is like this: plant peas in autumn so you can harvest them in winter and the next harvest will be in spring. What do you say? It’s a start up plan?
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Asparagus is a great veggie. it’s true that it takes several years to make a bed of asparagus but its worth it. Especially that it’s a winter crop you’ll eat organic the entire year.
8. BRUSSELS SPROUTS
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It’s a cold weather veggie. Cold makes Brussels sprouts to be tastier and planting them in winter is actually the best choice.
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It’s true that are different types of carrots that can be grown in winter. But if it’s a nice winter with not very low temperature you can plant any type of carrots because they will grow just fine.
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Best veggie for winter. You can harvest it after 3 weeks and it’s the same situation as in the case of lettuce and spinach. Be careful if it’s a harsh winter, the radishes won’t last for too long.
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Perfect vegetable to grow in winter but if you live in extremely cold areas it’s better to avoid or build a ground greenhouse.
12. PAK CHOI
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This plant has a lot of healthy benefits and you can harvest both its leaves to use it in salads, and sprouts to use it in stir fry.