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VEGETABLES TO GROW IN WINTER

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It is always important as a Farmer to know what vegetables are all year round grown, cool season and summer. However, this article will focus on cool seasonal vegetables.                          

Cool-season crops are those that grow best and produce the best quality when the average temperatures are 13 -24 degrees celsius  and are usually tolerant of slight frosts. There is a large variety of these vegetables to choose from.

*Brassica plants in the cabbage and mustard family

Vegetables that do well in our cool months include members of the Brassica genus (cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, turnips, bok choy, and kale). In addition to growing well in cooler weather, brassicas are less susceptible to cabbage moths when the weather is cooler.

*Leafy greens and herbs

Leafy greens such as spinach, lettuce, arugula, and Swiss chard also grow very well in cooler months, as do leafy herbs such as parsley and cilantro. In fact, many of these vegetables grow more abundantly in cooler weather and do not bolt to seed as easily as they do during hot summer days.

*Onions and Garlic

Both bulb and green onions can be planted this winter- a late spring or early summer harvest is attained.

*Fresh Picked Carrots, beet root, and peas can also withstand winter pressure. These favorites can be planted in early spring for an early summer harvest. 


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