8 Vegetable Varieties To Grow In Winter

Vegetables are good for your health. They are filling, hydrating, and rich in fiber.

Nothing better than veggies to boost your immune system, But the quality of the products sold today often puzzles us. As vegetables no longer taste the same, you feel like they are not so much natural anymore. And by all means, you are right. It’s due to the effect of chemical fertilizers and sometimes lack of maintenance.

So, what if you do it yourself? And how about you start now? While there’s still time.

I- Winter sowing :

Who said that you cannot grow plants in winter? On the contrary, it is the most appropriate season to grow what might be your favorite vegetables.

1- Warming the Soil :

Soil can be warmed up with a few simple tricks. You can:

– Cover it with black plastic, as it attracts more sunlight.

– Use row covers that will increase both temperature and humidity, hence keeping your plants safe

2- Here are some examples :

– Carrots: Especially the “Early Nantes” variety. The optimum temperature for germination is between 7.2 to 23.9 °C. You can circle your carrots with allium family plants, that way you avoid problems related to the carrot fly.

– Leeks: To be started indoors. They germinate best at 23,8 to 29,4 °C

– Green onions: Their germination is fastest at 20-25 °C

– Red peppers: Start seeds indoors before the last frost

– Tomatoes: opt for growing ALADDIN’S LAMP Tomato. Note that you must keep the soil warm at a temperature that varies between 21 and 29 °C

– Eggplants: Grow in a tunnel or greenhouse after starting indoors

– Beans: The ideal germination temperature is 21 to 26 °C

– Cabbage: Grow on a sunny windowsill, because why not?

II- We’re not done here yet :

Knowing what types of vegetables to plant in winter is not enough, you need to have an idea about the needs and requirements of each variety.

After that, there are a few more things to do:

– Protect your crops from frost

– Make sure that the temperature is right for the germination of the seeds

– Protect your plantations from pests by remedying with vinegar and natural products

– Protect seedlings from harsh weather with blankets or cloches

– Keep seeds away from any source of direct heat

And a lot of other information should be taken into account, so you can later reap the rewards of what you have been sowing.

Note that This also works for celery, peas, lettuce, and beets. So, what are you waiting for? Chap! Chap! Let’s get to work!

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Published by
Jack Newman