If you are looking to spice up your garden this winter (or just love vegetables), here are some veggies that not only make their consumers stronger, but contain the strength to survive the harsh winter months. Get ready to reap the benefits of what you sow this winter!
The first on the list is carrots! This veggie is a great plant to start growing in the month of January. They can withstand temperatures of about 45 degrees to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, the roots of the carrot tend to be sweeter after a tough freeze. The best way to plant these is in a raised planter, but they can grow just fine in the ground. These carrots can be harvested around two to three months after planting.
Next on the list is onions. Onions may not be your first thought when thinking of winter veggies, but they thrive in the winter months. Onions can be planted into the ground any time that it can be worked in. These winter onions have a milder taste and you can begin to harvest them after about two to three months. These winter onions also grow in bunches so you’ll have plenty to spare!
Coming up third on the list is kale. Kale is a very versatile vegetable that can be incorporated into everything, so it’s a huge plus that it can be grown during winter. With kale you want to plant it at the beginning of January, or before the first frost, as more established kale plants can withstand temperatures below 28 degrees Fahrenheit! This veggie grows fast and strong, and you can begin harvesting when the leaves are about 10 inches long. Then you can enjoy the green goodness!
Fourth on the list is spinach! Spinach is a great veggie to start planting near the end of winter. This veggie, most known for making Popeye the Sailor Man gain his strength, can be planted four to six weeks before the last frost of winter. The best way to plant spinach is in pots, which will provide the roots with the perfect environment for the most growth. This strong veggie can withstand temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit and will be ready to harvest before fall!
Coming up fifth on the list is cabbage! Cabbage is a great vegetable to start growing in the winter. It is recommended that you start your crop of cabbage indoors first and slowly transition them into the chilly outdoors so that they have the chance to become acclimated to the harsh winter. Cabbage can withstand temperatures as low as 26 degrees Fahrenheit and can be harvested about two to three months after planting.
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This is awesome! I’m looking forward to growing my garden this year. Will you have any more articles like this?
thanks. can you post more gardening stuff so i have tips when doing my garden
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