Will you share information on what you'll grow over the winter? I suspect the time to plant is now, if not past, so I need to quit ignoring the shorter days ("funny, look how early it got dark tonight. Must be a storm coming in...").
This seed catalog came out in June, I think, from Territorial Seed Company where I have been ordering these past 2 years. Its cover is like a beautiful chalk drawing. Made me WANT to winter garden, but not enough to put the summer gardening activities aside and actually figure out when and what I needed to do.
So now that I can see an end coming to the summer fresh vegetable supply, I'm asking for your input on what you're planting now/soon to grow over the winter. Please e-mail, blog post, or post comments with your experience on having some fresh vegetables throughout the winter (and whether or not you'll cover them somehow). When will you plant them and when do you expect harvesting to start?
In western Washington, our winters can be relatively mild compared to many places in the country. Frosts, a little snow. We'll have rain and lots of gray days. Ground doesn't seem to freeze solid. Ice storms will put an end to anything not covered, I do supposed. If needed, I do have windows from the spring coldframe that I plan to set up in a garden bed, plus additional similar windows for expansion.
So far, I have young lettuce and spinach growing and plan to add some more. I started some peas in mid August to see how they might do through the fall. Maybe broccoli? I'm considering planting crimson clover in beds not being used. Any experience with this?
Thanks and many well-fed wishes,
(just because Petunia will hibernate, the gardener still has to eat)
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