Christmas lights have been switched on, first snow has fallen and you start your day with shovelling it from your driveway. Winter has arrived.
Nature is getting a well-deserved rest, preparing for the new season. Trees shed leaves, some animals hibernate to wake up a few months later, some birds fly away to warmer places. If you were worrying there will be nothing to do in your home garden during those long winter evenings, then don’t – it’s the best time to plant some new veggies to enjoy them next year! Here are our favourite:
Winter vegetable #1: green peas
What we sow in winter, we shall reap in spring. Green peas seeds prefer to be planted in colder months and it makes no difference to them if it is a vast garden outside or a little pot inside.
Winter vegetable #2: garlic
One the best weapons in fighting off cold and flu is actually super easy to grow. Just plant a clove, wait to the following autumn, harvest and be fully prepared for the next cold season.
Winter vegetable #3: spring onion
This quick cropping veggie will be a perfect addition to your spring salads if you sow it now!