It’s time! If you’re in the northern hemisphere and have a cold climate, you can start your fall and winter veggies now.
Grow Veggies Year-Round
I started growing vegetables in the cold seasons a few years ago. Up until then I had no idea it was so easy or even possible.
Many of us come from the tradition of starting up the garden in the spring and shutting it down in the fall. But with a few adaptations, you can actually keep food crops going throughout the cold months.
This is the book that taught me how to grow veggies in the cold seasons.
Excellent Resources for Fall and Winter Vegetable Growing
Here are some resources to get you started (but hurry up if you want to try it now).
The Most Important Step
The most important (urgent) step is to get your seeds started indoors mid-summer so you will have strong plants for fall planting.
1. Fall Vegetable Growing 101
Step-by-step directions for getting your fall (or winter) veggie garden started.
2. The Year Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour
This is the book that got me started. It’s available at Amazon in print and Kindle formats.
3. How To Grow Vegetables In The Winter
Showing how I grow a variety of veggies in the snow.
Here’s a list of some of the veggies that do well in a cold climate:
This free printable (you can get it here) shares what I grow and my schedule for getting everything started on time.
If you try it, I’d love to hear how it goes. I experiment with a few new things every winter and it’s always wonderful to have fresh, homegrown produce during those cold weather months.
Now get growing. 🙂