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Tips for Growing Vegetables in Winter ❄️🥦

🌱 Leafy Greens : Grow cold-tolerant crops like leafy greens, kale, broccoli, Spinach and more. Get all your crops In the ground before freezing weather temps start to set in. For winter growing, use frost covers, cold-frames, or poly-tunnels. Snow is a good insulator as well. Growth halts as sun dips below 10 hours per day and resumes as it increases in spring.

🥕 Carrots : Carrots are one of the most versatile and nutritious of the root vegetable bunch, and they’re also one of the easiest winter vegetables to grow. They will need some protection so be sure to plant in raised beds or containers, and When freezing temperatures are a threat, grow them under plastic tunnels. For best results, aim to sow carrots in the late summer. This gives them time to mature into late fall and then leave them in the ground for harvests throughout winter.

🥦 Broccoli : Brassicas like broccoli and brussels sprouts make a great pairing for growing as they usually require the same soil and water conditions. This makes your gardening life easier through winter. Broccoli will grow slowly through a mild winter and be ready for harvest in spring. Beware of pests. Cabbage worms love to get into brassicas, but you can fend off these nasties with floating row covers

🥬 Spinach : Winter spinach is exceptionally sweet and flavorful. The plant builds up sugars in response to cold, which protect its cells from bursting in freezing conditions. Spinach is also easy to grow, making it a good first choice if you are new to winter growing.

Seeding earlier will produce earlier harvests that will continue to grow and remain harvestable over the course of the winter. Planting in late fall, with the plants reaching approximately an inch in height by the solstice, is likely to produce harvestable spinach by February.

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