We all know the first thoughts that come to mind when you hear the word "gardening". Bright, sunshine-y days and pretty Spring flowers popping up as you fill baskets and baskets with fresh produce. However, gardening doesn't have to end when the weather cools down. Year-round gardening is possible and it's easier than you think!
Winter gardening months are the time to appreciate leafy greens and root vegetables. Cabbage, spinach, kale, and other greens are hearty enough to do well in the cooler weather. Beets, radishes, carrots, and other root veggies can tolerate and even thrive in the lower temperatures as well. Luckily, these winter varietals are amazing in soups and baked entrees perfect for warming you up in the cooler weather! Check out our previous post for a delicious recipe using kale.
Plants that thrive this time of year are some of the healthiest for you! Leafy greens are chock-full of vitamins and nutrients that are helpful in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease. They are a great way to get your recommended daily amounts of dietary fiber, folic acid, vitamin C, and potassium - all while being low in fat.
While you're waiting for your leafy greens to grow, check out our broccoli harvesting video to see how much fun it is to grow this yummy veggie! It's never to early to get excited, and broccoli planting season starts again in February.
Raised beds are the most efficient way to produce leaf and root vegetables. Let us know if you want to get your Fall/Winter garden started!