Winter Vegetables
Xperimenting With Winter Vegetables That Can Be Grown

All vegetables do not grow well in all seasons. Vegetables need certain climatic conditions and right temperature for growing. Winter Vegetables need special winter conditions while a few vegetables need a lot of sunlight.

These days there is huge demand for terrace gardening, individuals who do not have a terrace do gardening in their balconies. Lots of vegetables can be grown on pots and thus easy for relocating. Most important plants need a good plotting soil to grow well. Manures and compost soil are readily available at any nursery.

Here are few plants that can be grown during winter easily and without much effort.

  • BEETS

These grow quickly and can survive freezing and frost. For best result of growing beets for beginners opt for “Red Ace” type. These beets can be grown in pots 12 inch deep and thus helps them to grow freely; else you can even grow baby beets.

  • TOMATOES

They are grown at 18 degrees and started sprouting in 10 days. Either they can be planted one in a pot or two at 6 inch deep. They need to be placed in a partly lit area. The best varieties to grow are pixie, patio, tiny tim.

  • CARROTS

Carrots can be grown in container too; the varieties to be chosen are Thumbelina, Short n sweet, tiny fingers and so on. They can tolerate frost and the only important thing to be considered is that it should be watered well, the soil should be moist. If growing in containers they have to be planted in a deep container wherein it should enable the proper growth of carrots.

  • LETTUCE

They are very easily grown and are non demanding plant. It can be grown in any type of soil. It is best grown in cool weather but it can’t stand frost. There is a lot of varieties of lettuce which can be grown in winter and summer.

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  • PEAS

Peas or any legume beans can be grown. They can tolerate cool weather but temperature not below zero degrees. It needs to be planted in a well drained soil. While planting winter peas to improve soil level they the soil has to be enriched with organic fertilizers before sowing.

  • LEEKS

They can be grown in a seed tray and then moved to a leveled ground or raised platform. The soil need to enrich with nutrients. Usually they are sown in spring and are harvested at late winter.

  • SPINACH

Even spinach can be grown in summer and winter. The winter spinach has long leaves, thicker and savoyed juicer varieties as the temperature lowers. The winter spinach needs to be sowed early enough that they can be harvested just before the frost arrives.

  • CABBAGE

It is a cool season plant. Winter cabbage can be grown wherein they have smaller heads and are thicker. Few varieties include Danish small head, Huron. Proper planning is required to grow them so it can be harvested during the season.

More veggies like turnips, garlic, radish, coriander leaves also can be grown in winter.

14 Comments on Xperimenting With Winter Vegetables That Can Be Grown

  1. My family has a backyard garden. I like it because it’s cheaper and we are sure that what we eat is organic. We are blessed that we don’t have any winter season in the Philippines.

  2. My husband and I really want to start growing our own fruits and vegetables. Thank you for this informative article. I learned a lot and took some notes for our future garden.

  3. I have always wanted to grow my vegetables. I just haven’t gotten around to doing it yet.

  4. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to plant my own garden. It’s totally a lot harder than I initially thought! I didn’t even think of different containers making the plants grow better.

  5. With the constant rise in price of fruits and veggies, growing your own vegetable garden actually doesn’t sound like a bad idea. I’ve got a lot to learn before I could probably grow a successful garden but this is great information to get started with.

  6. Didn’t know some of these could grow so quickly in the winter. I’d love to start my own vegetable garden but I’m just not the greatest green thumb. But maybe someday.

  7. I love all kinds of vegetables and I’ve always wanted to grow my own. But without a garden I haven’t been able to! Your ideas and tips are brilliant and I’m going to have to try them 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  8. I would love to be able to grow my own vegetables! As a child, we lived out in the country and my grandma always grew the veggies that we ate. I now live in South Texas and the head is just unbearable! It would take a serious investment to set up a garden that is protected from the heat (and bugs). We do have a local farmers market where we can buy farm-fresh vegetables, fruit, and eggs.

  9. These are nice. If I can grow these all at home, we would save a lot from buying fresh stuff from the market. Plus, they would be healthier and cleaner too.

  10. I keep hoping to have a garden every spring and yet it never happens. Hopefully, in the future, I will be able to experiment with these type of vegetables, once things on the home front get settled. I love them all!

  11. First of all, I didn’t even know that there is a concept of Terrace Gardening. And I also I thank you for the list of vegetables which we can grow via Terrace Gardening.I want to ask one question, how long it takes to create your own terrace gardening, if there is?

  12. Though I hate vegetables and I am bound to eat them these ideas are pretty good.. Moreover, the way vege prices are going up… Worth a shot.

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