Posted on Dec 2, 2023 at 8:00 am by James A
Who said gardening had to stop with the arrival of winter?
Even if temperatures drop and days get shorter, it is still possible to continue growing vegetables in your garden. In this article, we present 10 vegetables that you can still sow or plant in early December. So put on your gloves and get ready to enrich your winter garden!
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Winter garlic, a must-have for adding flavor to your dishes
Winter garlic is one of the star vegetables of this season. Easy to grow, it thrives in well-drained soil and sunny locations. Plant the garlic cloves between October and December for a harvest between June and July of the following year.
Spinach, a source of vitamins to face the winter
Sow spinach seeds directly in the ground from December onwards. This cold-resistant plant appreciates soil rich in humus and partially shaded to sunny locations. Harvest the young leaves as they grow for better flavor.
Peas, for fresh vegetables even in winter
Peas are also good candidates for your winter garden. Sow them between October and December for an early spring harvest. Make sure to plant them in well-drained soil rich in organic matter, and protect them from frost with a winter cover or greenhouse.
- Winter garlic
Winter lettuce, to keep freshness on your plates
Winter lettuce is a hardy variety that withstands the cold well. Sow it directly in the ground from November onwards and harvest it throughout the winter. To promote its growth, choose a partially shaded to sunny location and a light, fertile, and well-drained soil.
Broad beans, a protein-rich vegetable to discover this winter
Sow broad beans between November and February for a spring harvest. They particularly appreciate cool, deep, and humus-rich soil. Don’t forget to stake them to prevent them from bending under the wind.
- Winter lettuce
- Broad beans
Brussels sprouts, an essential vegetable of the season
Brussels sprouts are the epitome of a hardy vegetable. Sow them directly in the ground between September and November for a harvest between December and February. They appreciate soil rich in organic matter and partially shaded to sunny locations.
Lamb’s lettuce, a salad to enjoy all winter
Lamb’s lettuce is a very cold-resistant plant that is easy to grow in winter. Sow it directly in the ground between September and December for a harvest between December and March. Prefer a light, fertile, and well-drained soil, as well as a partially shaded to sunny location.
- Brussels sprouts
- Lamb’s lettuce
White onion, a versatile vegetable to add to your winter garden
Sow white onions between November and January for a spring harvest. They appreciate light, well-drained soil rich in humus. Make sure to thin out the seedlings regularly to promote bulb growth.
Winter leek, a classic that won’t disappoint you
Winter leek is a hardy plant that thrives in deep, cool, and organic-rich soil. Sow it directly in the ground between September and November for a harvest between January and April. Don’t forget to hill it up regularly to promote the formation of a white stem.
- White onion
- Winter leek
Turnip, a root vegetable to rediscover this winter
Finally, turnip is a root vegetable that tolerates the cold well, and its winter varieties can be sown between October and December. It appreciates light, cool, and well-drained soil, as well as partially shaded to sunny locations.
With these 10 vegetables to sow or plant in early December in your garden, you have all the tools to enjoy your garden even in the midst of winter. So don’t hesitate, grab your gardening tools and get to work to savor delicious vegetables throughout the cold season!