It’s hard to pack away the gardening tools and let your yard grow still for the coming cold season. While you’ll have to cut back on lots of outdoor projects when fall and winter roll around, you can still grow some crops in your garden. Here are just a few cold-hardy veggies that are great for winter growing!
The great thing about onions is that they have a long growing season and pretty much take care of themselves. You won’t need to go out in the cold weather much to make sure they’re okay.
Red Oak Leaf Lettuce
Not only does this crop have an awesome color for your fall and winter garden, but it’s also extremely cold resistant. Red oak leaf lettuce can also be harvested multiple times so it’s a very fruitful crop.
Garlic is also an incredibly easy plant to grow and keep alive, even during the cold season. There are lots of varieties of garlic, so choose one whose flavor you like and will use a lot. Garlic takes a while to grow, though, so it won’t be ready until the next summer, but the wait is worth it!
This is one of the cold hardiest greens that you can grow during autumn. It has a slightly mustardy flavor, so make sure you and your family like it before you plant a whole garden full! You can use it in soups and stir-fries during the winter.
If you time it right, you can get tons of perpetual spinach during the early autumn and even winter. It can be harvested multiple times, so if you take good care of the plants then you can have tons of spinach during the cold season.
This plant is great for salads, especially during the winter! There are a few different varieties, so choose which one works best for your schedule and location. Most often, it’s best often harvested small.
Peas don’t yield any food during the winter, but they’re strong enough to survive the cold. And then, when next spring rolls around, you’ll be able to harvest peas right away!
Not all carrots are good for winter, but this variety definitely is. Napoli carrots have a sweeter flavor than most carrots, however, so be aware of that. They’re great for winter growing and your family will love them for sure!
This is a crop that requires lots of patience but is definitely worth it. Also, asparagus requires quite a bit of space, so if your garden is large and open then go for it! It can take up to two years to get full-grown asparagus, but don’t let that stop you.