5 Tips from Olle Garden Bed to Grow Vegetables Over the Winter & Year-Round

If you plan your garden well, planting vegetables is not just a summer activity. In order to make full use of the planting space you available, you can consider how to plant your own fresh agricultural products throughout the year. The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.

You may be surprised by this, but even in the cool temperate climate, there are vegetables in winter. Some will overwinter in your garden and prepare in spring, while others can be harvested in the cold month.

Growing all year

If there is frost in the place where you live, and the growth season is short, then you may want to know how you can find vegetables planting in winter. The key to success is to find ways to provide additional protection for your plants to avoid the effects of cold or humid weather.

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You can provide protection for wintering plants through the following ways:

Buy or build greenhouses, hoop houses, cold racks or compound tunnels. If necessary, learn how to heat the greenhouse in the coldest days.

Place mini tunnels, lids or closed on bed, container or single plant.

Wrap the plant with garden wool or natural fabric.

Use a thick straw layer or other organic coverage to protect the root of the plant from frost.

Create a hotbed for your plant and heat the growth medium from below. (The breeding bed is formed by mixing straw and feces or other organic substances together. These organic matter will be composed of composting and generating heat.

Establish windshield, protective forests, windproof hedge, and other protective plants to protect plants from the influence of prevalent wind. The prevalence can knock the plants down and reduce the temperature in winter.

Choose vegetables grown in winter

Another important factor in success is to choose suitable vegetables in winter. Not only should you choose the right vegetables, but you must also choose the vegetable varieties that are cultivated in order to survive in your climate and environmental conditions you live. This is very important.

It is also important to realize that your winter plan should start from spring.

In spring, you can start planting a series of vegetables that will be harvested in winter. Then you can continue from there to plant more vegetables to harvest in winter, or overwinter in your garden in the rest of the year.

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In order to help you plan to plant and diet throughout the year, the following are some vegetable lists you should consider sowing in different seasons:

1. Winter vegetables sowed in spring

In spring, there are two different types of plants that can be sowed in winter. The first batch is what you will harvest and eat in winter. The second batch is vegetables. You will sow in spring and mention it in autumn to store and eat in winter.

In this article, we are paying attention to the former. It can be stored in your garden that has not been lifted in winter, especially if you provide some form of protection from the worst winter weather.

Some of you can consider sowing in spring for the options of eating in winter:


Yuyi cabbage/winter roll cabbage

Perennial vegetable

Perennial vegetables are a particularly interesting choice because they can not only provide you with a source of winter food, but also provide you with food in the coldest month every year. There are many perennial green plants-especially a series of perennial feathers. If you give some protection, you can provide you with green leafy vegetables to prevent frost, snow and winter storms.

2. Summer sowing winter vegetables

In summer, it is not too late to plant green leafy vegetables and other crops in winter. Although most plants will enter the sleeping state of the coldest and darkest part of the year of the temperate climate, they will sow them in summer to make them reached a reasonable size before the first frost.

Then, plants can survive throughout the winter under some coverage, protect the prevention of freezing damage, and gently harvest if they take care of them until spring.

You can consider planting in summer, including:

Asian vegetables (cabbage, water dishes, Mibnna, etc.)
Winter lettuce

3. Winter vegetables sowed in early autumn

When summer is over, you may think that sowing or planting is too late. However, if you have some protection for plants, it is not too late to plant some crops. These crops will not support you in winter, but they can survive in the case of some protection in winter so that they can provide earlier crops in the spring next spring.

For example, in early autumn, you should consider planting:

Winter pea

Broad bean (wintering variety)

These crops will start to grow before the coldest time of the year. One of the benefits of sowing these crops in the planting area in winter is that they also cooperate with the bacteria at the root to fix nitrogen from the air. Therefore, they will increase fertility for your planting area.

 4. Plant vegetables in the end of winter

 Even in late autumn, it is not too late to plant something in your garden. You can consider planting:

Overwinter onion set

Winter Winter Garlic

Even in the coldest area, you can overwinter the winter onion group (small and immature onion bulk) or garlic to prevent the soil from watering. These will stay in the soil in winter to form roots and start earlier in spring. (Undercover planting will provide earlier crops.

5. Vegetables sowed in winter

You may be surprised to find that you can still consider sowing even in winter. Although you are unlikely to sow outdoors in the winter of temperate climate, you can still sow and grow on the room, window sill or other highlights.

Long winter (around the new year) is a good time for sowing:


Sowing as soon as possible allows you to get a better harvest at the end of the growth season. You need a warm place to germinate. (The self -made communicationer may be suitable for this purpose. After that, the indoor sunny place should be fine.

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Just put them potted when the tomatoes and pepper plants grow, and then transplant them into the garden (or greenhouse, etc.) when the weather warms.

At this time, the main challenge of planting seedlings is lacking light.

If this is a problem with your living, low -energy LED plant growth lights can provide solutions.

Winter is also a good time to start "stinging" potatoes. This only needs to put the potato on the cool but bright window sill and make the "chits" or green buds. Cutting potatoes is not necessary, but you can make your potato plants a step ahead when planting potatoes.

It is planned to grow your garden and home all year round. Even in the winter, especially if you carefully plan your garden and provide protection, you may bring any damage weather.

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