Seeds to Grow in Winter

Seeds to Grow in Winter

Seeds to Grow in Winter 

Depending on how harsh the winters are in your growing zones, you may still be able to plant a couple of cold-hardy vegetables outdoors or under covers this season. Many of the most loved vegetables, like tomatoes and peppers, can’t survive extreme winter conditions, but some veggies can!

Some plants are more cold-hardy than others and can be planted outdoors, while others need extra protection from the cold. Here’s a list of veggies that can be planted directly outdoors (remember to keep them well mulched!):

  • Beetroots
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Garlic
  • Onions

Some slightly less cold-tolerant vegetables that can be planted outdoors but under some kind of frost protection.

These less tolerant veggies include:

  • Asian greens
  • Arugula
  • Herbs
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach

The earlier you get your winter veggies started, the better their chances are of surviving the winter. More mature plants can tolerate harsher conditions better than younger, more tender seedlings. So make sure to have your plants established before the first frost.