Winter is upon us, and for many backyard gardeners, it’s a bit of a disappointing season – it means saying goodbye to the lush crops of summer, protecting the plants you can, and preparing for the cold. But while you may think of winter as a no-grow season, it’s actually a great time for growing a wide variety of vegetables, especially if you have a sturdy backyard greenhouse. At SB Greenhouses, we’re proud to help home gardeners all over the country grow beautiful plants year-round by providing world-class DIY greenhouses. Here’s our list of the best veggies to grow in winter!
Shallots & Onions
Almost any varietal of onions or shallots makes an excellent crop for the winter. As root vegetables, they grow well in the cold and can stand up to most climates – and if you’re growing in a greenhouse, they’re even easier to care for. Plant them in autumn to keep your kitchen stocked throughout the winter.
Another root vegetable, carrots make a great crop to grow through the winter and harvest in spring. If you’re growing in a greenhouse, you can plant carrots as late as November for a spring harvest. If you’re growing outside, you’ll want to plant them in July or earlier.
Another veggie staple, peas make an excellent winter crop. Most pea varietals are full hardy and will stand up to winter weather, so plant them in Autumn to enjoy a delicious crop in early spring.
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If you choose your plants wisely, it’s easy to grow bountiful crops throughout the season and harvest in spring – but if you have a aluminum or redwood greenhouse in your backyard, you can grow almost any plant the whole year round. We’re proud to offer our customers craftsman-quality greenhouses to suit almost any climate, and if you’re interested in expanding your home gardening practice with a backyard greenhouse, we’d love to help you. Request a free copy of our product catalog to find out everything we have to offer, or give us a call at 800.544.5276 to learn more. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we wish you luck with your winter crops this season!