Which Vegetables Can Grow in Winter?
Winter is a difficult season to grow crops. The calendar marks these months as unfriendly for many vegetables in the garden. When the season arrives, one feels he has no choice but to see that beautiful tasty garden wither. But what about those greens that like the cold?
Some people believe that they cannot have a garden once summer or spring passes. That is simply not true. It is possible to have a variety of tasty vegetables in your garden during that wintry season. If you only want warm loving species of vegetables like tomatoes or peppers, it is best to use a greenhouse or cold frame. If you don’t have neither, it is still possible to enjoy a variety of vegetables in your winter garden.
Some vegetables thrive in winter and may even grow in cold regions. Unless you have arctic weather, gardens can be grown in the northern hemisphere. Following is a list of my favorite and most successful plants to grow in even the coldest temperatures.
Green onions do particularly well in a lot of rain and cold weather. You may plant them from seed or grow them from cuttings. Just plant them and you will have them year round. All species of onions can be grown during the winter, including Leeks and chives.
Parsley is a green favorite in gourmet dishes. This herb is great in salads and pasta. Both the curly and leafy varieties thrive in winter, and will grow year round.
This leafy green actually does best planted in the shade, and will grow a large harvest in winter. It can be planted in a pot or the ground. Butter crunch lettuce or the leafy varieties make for a great tasting salad.
Spinach can be a delicate crop, as it attracts pest. The beauty of the cold is that most pests do not come out in the winter season. One could even grow mammoth spinach successfully in the cold. All varieties of spinach grow plentifully in winter.
Garlic has the best flavor in winter. It is best to plant the garlic bulbs in the fall, and then the bulbs will grow and expand in winter. You may conveniently plant garlic, using the bulbs you buy from the grocery store. There is elephant garlic, as well as the smaller variety available in the vegetable section, whichever kind is preferred. Garlic is a favorite in the kitchen and you may have it year round in your garden.
Other vegetables with a bit of care can be grown in winter as well, including more bulky kind of vegetables. The leafy greens on this list do well in the cold months of the year.
Squash- Best planted in the fall.
That’s it for this list! These vegetables are nutritious as well as flavorful. Enjoy a winter garden.