What are cold weather veggies?! I am often asked what’s growing in my garden. The idea that I might be planting in March has people asking me exactly what’s in there, were they transplants or directly seeded, did I start seeds indoors or buy them already as baby plants. So to open a window into my backyard garden, I’ll tell you what’s already planted. [Keep in mind, I’m in zone 6 of the
]. Many vegetables love the cold weather and won’t die just from a frost or two. That said, here’s what I have: US
Row 1: Radishes (1st batch planted March 10, second batch this week). I used to think these were just decorative touches on a salad but they’re phenomenal nutritionally.
Row 2: Carrots, the 5” variety since I just use them mostly for salad and baking.
Row 3: Lettuce, a loose variety (not a head lettuce like iceberg)
Center: A few broccolis along the top of the center. I leave this are mostly empty so that there’s space to plant cucumbers in May before much of the rest is harvested. Then, as the rest is harvested, I put in other summer veggies in their place
Row 4: Sugar Snap peas to grow up a triangular trellis, with ½ a row of romaine
Row 5: More Romaine
Row 6: Shallots
On the porch I also planted beets in a container pot although I’m not sure it’s the right time for them. I had a packet of seeds and my neighbor promised to eat them if I grew them. They were more of an experiment. As for what was seed and what was transplants….started from SEEDS: broccoli, radishes, carrots, lettuce, sugar snap peas, and beets. The romaine was a purchased transplant and the shallots were purchased bulbs. Hope that inside look helps with your planning! So if you've already planted, tell me what's in your garden.