Keep using that green thumb, even as it gets chilly! Nutritious, delicious food can be grown all year round, with proper planning and technique.
Sometimes called Mâche, Corn Salad is the hardiest winter salad green, and can be sown as late as mid-September for harvests right into spring. Use the leaves as you would lettuce – the mild, nutty taste makes a fine background for stronger flavours from arugula, scallions, and other winter vegetables. Use crop protection for a longer harvest. #westcoastseeds #overwintering
#Carrots are today's overwintering vegetable! Carrots are packed with vitamin A, and high in vitamin C. Vitamins B3 and B6 are also present, as well as B1 and B2 in smaller quantities. They have been recognized since ancient times to be good for eyesight. Their distinctive orange colour (some varieties may be red, white, purple, or yellow) comes from intensely high amounts of beta-carotene. Sow every three weeks from early spring to around July 7th for mature winter carrots, and sow again in the
Today's overwintering vegetable is #Cabbage! Cabbage is a member of the Brassica family that is full of nutrients, including vitamins A, B1, B2, and C, as well as various antioxidants. In many cultures cabbage is a base ingredient, and examples are nearly too numerous to name. The leaves can be used to create cabbage rolls, chopped into cole slaw, and added to soups and stir-fries. Cabbage is frequently pickled or preserved to create sumptuous dishes from kim-chi to sauerkraut. The versatility o
Cynoglossum - This annual flower is known as Chinese Forget-Me-Nots or Hound’s Tongue and is native to the Himalayas. Direct sow mid-winter (February on the coast) or start indoors late February to mid-March. Start 6-8 weeks before planting out. Direct sow again in autumn. Cynoglossum is a magnet for bees. #westcoastseeds #februaryplanting
All gardeners need to understand how to work with first and last Average Frost Dates. Keeping these dates in mind provides a very good idea of how early to plant different kinds of seeds, and how long to expect a growing season to last. All vegetables take a certain amount of time to mature before they are ready to harvest, so it’s crucial to provide that time. #westcoastseeds #lastfrostdates #gardenplanning
Trendy microgreens are a simple solution to getting more vegetables on your plate this winter. They can run $30-50 a pound at the store; here's how to grow them at home for PENNIES. It's like having a tiny little vegetable garden inside.
I bought this grow light garden some time in winter -it was on sale-and I am super happy with it.First I used it for my microgreens(sunflower,buckwheat,broccoli )etc and they came beautifully.Then it was time to start your tomatoes and peppers from seed and I did.For a small compact growlight it worked very well. The seedlings were healthy and strong. Now I have a bush garden in my living room with all the heirlooms tomatoes and others waiting for warm weather to go in the garden. To sum up: I l
Carrots can be grown quite densely compared to a lot of other crops. They’re not only good for fresh eating, but they store particularly well for use in the fall and winter — and beyond in some cases. With a little guidance the home gardener can easily learn how to store carrots in the ground, in cold storage, in the refrigerator, and in the freezer.
Learn all about how to grow garlic in your organic garden! Fall gardening isn't complete without growing garlic. Softneck garlic is easy to grow in mild climates. Choose the hardneck varieties for areas where winters are severe. Softneck usually produces smaller, more numerous cloves per head, and it stores particularly well. Storing garlic is all about keeping it relatively warm and dry. This encourages the cloves to stay dormant (prevent them from sprouting).