Snapped: Want winter veggies?

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but winter is coming (insert your favourite Game of Thrones reference here). Personally, I’m still reeling from the extended version of last winter and tightly grasping on to these last few fleeting days of summer. Yet, it’s not all doom and gloom and snow; winter can actually be quite green – especially if you have a cold frame.

For me, September is a busy month of seeding with over a dozen types of cool and cold-tolerant veggies like mache, mizuna, endive, lettuce, spinach, kale, mustard, turnip greens, and chard planted in my cold frames and raised garden beds. Unlike me, these leafy crops appreciate the ample moisture and cooler temperatures of September, providing me with months of nutritious homegrown greens from November through March.

Do you harvest into winter?



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