Winter Vegetable Planting Dates
Do you know what you could be planting now, for eating in February? Or have you considered that some varieties of kale or cabbage are more cold-tolerant than others?
“What to plant” and “when to plant” are the most common questions I receive this time of year. Many times I refer folks to a nifty little “winter vegetable planting dates” chart of mine; if you’ve been a participant at one of my winter gardening workshops, or a follower of this blog for long, you’ve probably seen a version of it. Every year I tweak it a little bit as I experiment with sowings (and if you follow my Facebook page, you know that Mother Nature has recently “forced” me to experiment many times!). I also love to try new-to-me varieties — each fall and winter I grow at least 60 varieties of vegetables in the winter garden! And I can’t resist trying plants that I’ve never grown in winter before (like fennel and cilantro — you’ll hear more about those later). I love experiments that you can EAT!
I hope you can benefit from all of my experimentation, too! I’ll soon be posting results of last year’s row cover trials (plastic vs various weights of fabric), and other goodies that should come just in the nick of time for your winter gardening efforts. For now, here’s the most recent version of my planting guide for your growing pleasure.
For a handy pdf version, click here: RECOMMENDED WINTER VEGETABLES AND PLANTING DATES FOR PLANT HARDINESS ZONE 6B
Additional Winter Gardening Resources:
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