Farmer Bob's Top 5 Winter Garden Vegetables to Plant This Season
It’s that time of the year again.
No, we’re not talking about the New Year. It’s time to start planting your winter garden.
Whether you’re using farm equipment or just planting in your backyard, growing winter garden vegetables can be fun, rewarding, and delicious. But choosing which ones to plant can also be hard.
Lucky for you, this article is going to tell you the top vegetables you can plant this winter. Keep reading to learn more!
Did you know that over 100 billion pounds of onions are produced each year?
Onions are among the best choices when it comes to winter vegetables. Even if you don’t love eating them, chefs use them in plenty of dishes.
These veggies are pretty easy to grow and don’t need a lot of maintenance. Consider trying the ever-popular “First Early” to get your onion fix.
You might have tossed them around on your plate as a kid. But now you might want to think about growing them in your garden.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to grow peas during the winter. In fact, most farmers don’t.
But if you start growing them in winter, you’ll be able to harvest them a bit earlier than most others.
If you sell your produce, you’ll also have a better chance of selling your peas than other farmers. With a few weeks ahead of everyone else, you could even raise the prices a bit.
When you think of winter, chances are that you don’t think of lettuce. But it turns out that this is one of the many vegetables you can grow in the winter.
Not every variety will grow well. But heirloom and redleaf are both great options for lettuce.
This is a great vegetable to grow alongside onions. Although quite different in taste, they need a similar maintenance schedule.
There’s nothing like a good sack of potatoes at the end of harvest.
And if you make sure to plant yours in February, you should be able to have potatoes by May or early June.
You’ll want to plant your peas at a similar time as your potatoes. But make sure to spread them both out as both of these vegetables need plenty of room to grow.
Believe it or not, asparagus is one of the better vegetables you can plant. Even though they take a lot of room to grow, it can be worth the effort.
They also take a lot of time to grow. It could be two years or more before you are able to harvest your asparagus. You should also keep in mind that asparagus will continue to grow for years wherever you plant it.
Plant Your Winter Garden Vegetables Today
Vegetables don’t grow themselves, and winter won’t last forever. If you’re planning to grow some winter garden vegetables, you should start as soon as possible.
Winter also means it’s time to make changes to the way you take care of livestock.