Perfect crops for the coldest seasons
Many times we find ourselves with the problem that we do not know very well what to plant or plant in autumn or winter, either because we are starting or because many times people stop producing for fear of frost or unstable weather.
However, there are crops that appreciate these times a little cooler and not so hot, then I put some star crops that we can plant in this time. Do not stop the garden! I also leave a link to the articles or videos of each crop you have prepared.
- Carrots (How to plant carrots): You must avoid frosts, but you can plant it almost all year round. You have to wait 90 days to harvest them, and they associate well with onions, garlic, lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, and peas. Avoid vegetables from the same family as parsley, celery, and fennel.
- Garlic: The clove of garlic is sown directly to the ground during the winter and autumn. It is one of the star vegetables of this winter season.
- Peas: They are planted in autumn, being careful with frost. You must put a cane or a stick to act as a tutor, but it is not necessary to tie it since the plant will do it naturally. 60 days it takes to be ready for the harvest. It should be avoided that they coincide with vegetables of the same family. It is also not advisable to match garlic or onion. They are compatible with carrots, radishes, cabbage, and lettuce.
- Spinach: It is quite a short cycle since its harvest is done after about 40 days. It is good to plant them associated with long-cycle plants such as tomatoes, eggplant in the spring or onions and cabbage in autumn. In late summer and late winter, its cultivation is better.
- Radish: It can be grown all year round, being careful with frost. In winter, larger tubers are grown and have a harvest cycle of about three months. In summer it is 6 weeks and the radishes come out spicier. It can be good to plant a row of radishes every 10 days to obtain a continuous harvest. It has no great incompatibilities but, avoid cabbage, turnip, and cauliflower.
- Celery: Accepts well the cold, so it can be planted in winter although it blooms before. Germination is slow and needs a lot of water, so you cannot neglect to water. You should avoid sowing it with carrots or parsley.
- Broccoli: Like the rest of your family, the cruciferous ones, it is advisable to transplant it for the spring or for the autumn trying to avoid months of excessive heat like summer, the transplant in late summer or early autumn allows to have occupied the garden during the months of winter. It can also be transplanted at the end of winter. It is interesting to transplant step by step to avoid having all broccoli at once. After three months it can be harvested.
Take advantage of the seasons and add these goodies to your cupboard. Good medicinal plants to grow during cold seasons are mint and calendula.