A lot of winter vegetables and plants are very hardy and they will cope very well in the cold winter but if you have hard frost then this can threaten your plants and it can make you feel incredibly frustrated. If you want to find out which vegetables are ideal for growing in winter then take a look below to find out more.
If you plant onions in autumn then they will last really well throughout the winter. They basically look after themselves and they have a very long growing season as well. They will be ready to harvest over the next summer but you do need to be careful in your planning as they will still be there when it comes to spring.
Garlic is incredibly easy for you to grow and there are so many varieties for you to choose from. Garlic is very similar to onion in the fact that it has a very long growing season and it won’t be ready to harvest until the next summer. It is well worth the wait, and when you grow it yourself it is full of flavour.
Spring onion is incredibly hardy and it makes a brilliant accompaniment to any winter salad. They are very quick to grow and they last very well throughout the winter. When you do plant spring onion, try and plant it earlier so that it can be established by the time winter does come around. Spring onion is also great to grow if you have kids because they are very easy to take care of.
This type of spinach is great because it can be cut back and it will continue to come back year after year. You can get a huge yield from it and you will still be given a supply throughout the winter months as well. If you don’t want it to go to seed then consider removing the flowers so that you can just get the crop all year round.
When you plant broad beans in autumn, they will last throughout the winter and they can be picked just before the spring plants as well. When planting for the winter you will want broad beans that are very quick to establish and you will also want to make sure that you start them off in a greenhouse if possible. You can easily pick one up in a greenhouse sale, as this is the best way for you to make sure that all of your crops survive the winter without any difficulty at all.
Lastly, peas are great for winter gardening. They can keep you well-stocked up and they are ideal because they don’t take up a lot of space at all. As stated above, it’s a good idea for you to try and get them established in a greenhouse before you do plant them outside as this helps them to really take to the soil that you plant them in and it also helps them to become a little bit more robust when it comes to the winter weather. Compost and nutrients are also great for keeping your plants well nourished during the colder season.