What To Grow In Winter

What can you grow for winter ?

Well quite a lot actually. Winter Brassicas is the obvious such as Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage, Cauliflowers, Kale, Calabrese, Romanesco, and you can get varieties now that will crop right through from autumn to spring with careful planning and the same with Leeks

Broad Beans and Peas can be planted Oct/Nov to give earlier crops in the Spring and the same goes for Onion sets and Garlic for earlier Summer harvest

Winter Radish and Winter Lettuce can also be grown

Turnips are a good quick growing crop great for stews and casseroles

We also do a late cropping hardy Florence Fennel from Italy

Spinach is another crop suited to winter production both the Japanese leaf types with some protection and the much hardier winter types from Italy and perennial Spinach

Then you have the Chicories and Radicchio good for winter salads as well as Rocket, Beet leaf and Chard which can also be grown to maturity and used like Spinach or the stems can be braised or stir-fried

Carrots can be planted in Autumn for earlier Spring crops

And last but by no means least the Oriental leaves which come as formula mixes or individual such as Pak Choi, Mustard, Mizuna, Tatsoi, Komatsuna all fairly hardy but may be best with some protection 

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