Sending love from our negative temps to yours!
It never fails to awe & delight us, harvesting luscious greens in the depths of January.
What are you savoring from your garden still?
Even without a greenhouse, high tunnel or cold frame, even without hoops & heavy-weight floating row cover (which we share on our website!), here are the greens you can grow & joyfully harvest throughout the winter, when the snows melt, here in Zone 5:
️ Spinach (Giant Winter is our go-to)
️ Claytonia (below, this is possibly our favorite leaf to eat of all time!)
️ Mache (thanks to @turtle_tree_seed) for selecting it in the Hudson for many years before us!)
️ Chervil (if you love licorice & ferns, your life will never be the same
️ Cilantro (who KNEW?!!!)
️ Kale (Ruso-Siberian types are more cold-tolerant than the Tuscan/Dino types, Red Russian selected for many seasons on Remembrance Farm is our go-to)
️ Collards (Seriously, collards are BEST & we’ve been overwintering Hen Peck collards (above) for a couple years, they’re super cold hardy!)
️ Winter Green Mesclun Mix (we love this selection (below!) from our friends outside Montreal @fermetournesol !)
️ NOT LEAST! Chicories & radicchio are immeasurably wonderful as well as resilient, Tres Fine endive thrives with us all winter
And seeds that we harvest with a little more protection, season extension, all winter long:
️Shanghai Greens pac choi
️ Salad in Provence (our favorite salad mix of all time!)
How to plan for all this abundance?
Hop on over to 4 Easy Ways to Harvest More This Fall!
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