I’m quite pleased with how well my winter vegetable garden is doing. I love planting all the colorful winter leafy greens, like rainbow chard, red romaine, purple mustard, “Bull’s Blood” beets, different kinds of kale. I’m even growing cauliflower whose heads will be orange or purple! I have a few pea vines, mostly for their looks although they are thriving. I learned a year ago that it takes a LOT of pea plants to get enough shelled peas for one meal! I also enjoy planting pansies among the vegetables and herbs, as they will bloom all winter in this climate. Finally, there are many fewer weeds in the winter, at a level I can manage to keep under control.
Are you growing and planting in this season?
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I’m in zone 5B without a greenhouse so I’m not growing anything, but I have done some winter sowing of native plant seeds.
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What seeds are you starting? And I hope you’re surviving this winter storm; our relatives in NH and Maine has posted some amazing photographs, especially from the coast. Stay safe and warm, and a very happy Christmas to you!