Start winter gardening with these tips and tricks from Bees and Roses. I love winter gardening ideas , and these winter-friendly plants are just the thing that your garden needs! Start winter gardening with a few of my favorite winter gardening ideas today!
Kale. This is one of the hardiest plants that you could have in your garden. It survives really harsh conditions and, in fact, cold weather actually makes it sweeter!
Carrots. Cold weather also makes your carrots a lot sweeter, too! And who would have thought that the winter cold could make things sweeter!
Lettuce. Not only does lettuce grow relatively quickly, but it also can survive some cold nights and a bit of frost. Lots of gardeners actually prefer growing lettuce in the winter!
Spinach. This plant can survive some cold nights, but if you plant it in a hoop house or cold frame, then you can get up to 6 months of harvest!
Turnips. Some people don’t like turnips, but there are actually tons of different types and flavors, so look for one and then plant it this winter!
Swiss chard. Yet again, this is another hardy plant that grows well in cold weather. Obviously it won’t survive a penetrating frost, but it can make it through some cold nights.
Beets. Plant beets early in the season to get a full harvest of them. If you plant them later, they’ll still grow, but they’ll only give you the tops (which are still good for salads).
Arugula. The leaves of arugula are great in tons of different dishes and meals. To get the best flavor, harvest arugula when it’s about 4 inches tall.
Broccoli. There are a few different types of broccoli that you can grow in your winter garden! A great variety is Romanesco, which has a flavor and texture a bit like cauliflower!