Winter is almost here and you might think the growing season is over. Well, there are actually a ton of vegetables you can grow in winter and today we will share a list of them!

Growing in winter is actually a good move since it allows you to extend the season and you can start early to enjoy the harvest all year long. Most of these vegetables are started in winter to enjoy in the spring or summer. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular vegetables to grow in winter.

Most Popular Vegetables to Grow in Winter

1. Garlic

harvested garlic

Where to Grow:

Outdoor, greenhouse, pots.

Harvest time:

Summer

Garlic takes some time to grow, that’s why growing them in winter is the best option. There are lots of varieties you can choose from, but chesnok red and wight cristo have the most culinary uses. If growing outdoors, make sure to protect them from the snow. Learn more about how to grow garlic here!

2. Spinach

spinach

Where to Grow:

Outdoor, greenhouse.

Harvest time:

Winter, spring and summer.

Spinach does incredibly well in winter, if planted in early autumn you will be able to enjoy them all winter and if planted in winter, it can go all the way till summer. Perpetual spinach are a great option since it gives a constant harvest! Learn more about how to grow spinach here.

3. Peas

Sweet Peas

Where to grow:

Outdoor, greenhouse

Harvest time:

Early spring.

Peas are an excellent vegetable to grown in winter because they can stand cold weather and even snow. Plant hardy varieties like Kelvedon Wonder and Meteor. Sow the seeds late autumn and enjoy Your harvest before than anyone! Learn more about how to grow peas here!

4. Carrots

chantenay carrot harvest

Where to grow:

Greenhouse, Pots

Harvest time:

Early spring.

If you want an early harvest, you can plant carrots in the winter since they can be planted during cold season. You can try planting the Adelaide variety late autumn or winter in a greenhouse or pots. Learn more about how to grow carrots here!

5. Onions

planting red onions

Where to Grow:

Outdoor, Greenhouse

Harvest time:

Summer

Onions just like garlic have a large growing season and like peas they can stand snow and super cold weather. There is not need to protect them from snow which make them perfect for the winter garden. Be careful while plating them since they will still be there when you start your spring garden. Plants popular varieties like Electric and First Early for a abundant harvest. Learn more how to grow onions here!

6. Shallots

shallots

Where to grow:

Outdoor, greenhouse

Harvest time:

Spring, early summer

Shallots are so similar to onions even when it comes to growing them. They just like onion can stand winter very well. Sow varieties like Echalote Grise for an intense and rich flavor. Learn more about how to grow shallots here!

7. Spring Onions

spring onions growing

Where to grow:

Outdoor, greenhouse

Harvest time:

Spring

Everyone’s favorite spring onions do incredibly well in winter as well. Since they are also very similar to onions, snow is not a problem when it comes to growing them. Spring onions taste amazing with a hot bowl of soup or winter salads. Plant varieties like white lisbon early autumn to enjoy a early spring harvest. Learn more about how you grown spring onions here!

8. Asparagus

asparagus

Where to grow:

Outdoor raised bed, greenhouse, pots

Harvest time:

1-2 years

Even tho asparagus are a perennial with a really long harvest time the wait it’s so worth it! Asparagus can stand the snow well so plant then in raised beds and be patience. If you plant them in pots you get the Benefits to moving them around as you please. Varieties like Pacific Purple and Mondeo are perfect for Autumn planting. Learn more about how to grow asparagus here!

9. Bok Choy

bok choy plant

Where to grow:

Greenhouse

Harvest time:

Spring

Also known as Chinese cabbage, Bok Choy is often planted in summer but if you have a greenhouse you can grow them during winter. You can start enjoying the leaves early as they come out or wait a little more and let it complete mature to enjoy the heads. Bok Choy is an amazing source of vitamins so adding them to your winter garden is a smart choice. Learn more about how to grow bak choy here! {link}

10. Broad Beans

broad bean plant

Where to grow:

Outdoors, greenhouse

Harvest time:

Spring

Broad beans does really well in cold. They are quick to establish and a sturdier green bean making it ideal for winter planting. Plant the Aquadulce Claudia variety to enjoy an early spring harvest. Learn more about how to broad beans here!

11. Lettuce

lettuce harvest

Where to grow:

Outdoor, greenhouse, pots

Harvest time:

Late winter, spring

Winter lettuce is incredibly abundant and mature very quickly so you can enjoy them all winter and spring. If planted outdoor protect them from snow. Varieties like Esmeralda, Green Ice, and Diamond Gem are perfect to grow since they are the most used at home. Learn more about how to grow lettuce here!

12. Mustard Greens

mustard greens

Where to grow:

Outdoor, greenhouse, containers

Harvest time:

4 weeks after sowing

Greens normally can do well during cold, mustard green can be planted literally everywhere depending on the winter month. These leafy green plants grow really fast giving you an early and fast harvest to enjoy during winter and spring. Learn more about how to grow mustard green here!

13. Swiss Chard

swiss chard growing in shade

Where to grow:

Outdoors, greenhouse

Harvest time:

55 days after planting

Swiss chard tastes amazing when planted in winter and they can tolerate frost once they are well established. With an excellent amount of nutrients, swiss chard is another popular green to grow during winter. Learn more about how to grow swiss chard here!

14. Broccoli

harvesting broccoli

Where to grow:

Outdoor, Greenhouse

Harvest time:

Spring, summer

Since broccoli is a cold-season annual it can do so well if planted late autumn. They need lots of care but one well established and mature you can sit and enjoy their benefits. Learn more about how you grow broccoli here!

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Vegetables to Grow in Winter