Don’t be discouraged by winter; you can grow vegetables in this cold weather. The goal is to start your vegetable garden now in preparation for the spring harvest. The secret is to plan ahead ans start your vegetable garden before the weather worsens. If you plant now, your vegetables will have more chances of survival, and you can protect the vegetables from frost.
Some of the best vegetables that thrive in winter can be grown in your greenhouse. If you have already planted vegetables (at the end of October), they should be growing well at this time. These plants can be moved into your greenhouse for protection. On the other hand, if the vegetables you planted earlier are more established, you can protect them by mulching the soil and using fleece to cover the growing plants.
It is a great idea to move vegetable plants that have produced about two or three true leaves to their permanent positions in the garden. These are the plants that need to be protected from frost and pests. The fleece can offer reasonable protection; however, you should monitor the progress every day.
Some vegetables that perform well during winter are as follows;
There are some hardy varieties of lettuce that thrive even in winter. During purchase, you should ask for cold resistant stock; they are most likely to grow easily in the cold.
Onions and garlic
You can grow onions and garlic now. Please ensure that you keep a distance of about one foot while planting your onions or garlic. If you sowed the plants previously, ensure you protect the plants by using fleece as a crop cover during winter.
The technique for growing cabbage in winter is as follows; your cabbage should be planted at a distance of about twelve inches apart. The stems should be properly buried and supported with soil. The soil you have used to support the stem prevents the cold from damaging the developing stems.
Other vegetables such as green peas, beans, and asparagus can also be grown in the greenhouse.
Here are some tips to help you have a better gardening experience in winter.
Watch out for the pests. During winter, your garden plants become a source of food for different types of pests. You need to identify common pests in the area and prepare to prevent an infestation.
Your plants also need a lot of water to perform well. I know it may be cold, but you have to do everything possible to ensure the vegetables are adequately watered. And don’t forget to use fleeces and cloches when necessary to as a cover from frost.