…Wait….WHAT?! It’s actually possible to grow plants in November? You betcha! Here is a list of garden veggies that you should begin growing in November, both outdoors and in! Some of these will even be ready to harvest in the middle of winter!
Itching to get your hands dirty this November? If the soil in your garden is still workable, November is the perfect time of year to plant different varieties of beans and peas. The plants will likely be dormant until Spring, but once it’s warm enough, they’ll blossom like crazy!
Personally, I hadn’t ever heard of “Elephant Garlic” until just the other day. Come to find out, Elephant Garlic is the perfect thing to plant in the early winter. If you plant the garlic with the pointy side facing up, you’ll have shoots come spring! How awesome! You might even forget that you have them. Wouldn’t this be the best surprise?
Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies, and if you plant a crop in November, they’ll be shooting up just after the last frost!
Got a cold frame? You can grow lettuce and other winter greens all winter long! Plants like Kale hold up exceptionally well to snow storms and deep winter frost. However, a cold frame protects them, and keeps them available for a fast harvest!
If you need a cold frame, I like this one the best!
Heading indoors, gardens can scratch their green thumbs with indoor herb gardens. Parsley, thyme, chives, and basil, grow exceptionally well indoors! Make sure they are getting enough sunlight, especially in the colder months. Place your herb garden in a southern facing window if possible!
Not only should you plant a crop of beans outdoors in November, you should plant a crop indoors for a mid winter harvest! You’ll need to purchase a sprouting jar to take care of your beans, but these can be purchased on Amazon for practically nothing. Fresh beans will be such a treat come January!
Wheatgrass is chalk FULL of necessary vitamins and minerals. Wheatgrass contains Vitamins A, C,E, as well as a healthy dose of iron and magnesium. It’s incredibly easy to grow indoors throughout the winter months, use this guide from Miracle Gro.