Cool Season Garden Time

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Luigi Diamanti / FreeDigitalPhotos.netDepending on where you live, this is now the perfect time to plant your cool weather vegetables: lettuce, kale, broccoli, arugula, chard, mustard, carrots, radishes, cauliflower, peas, potatoes, spinach, cabbage, (even Brussels sprouts if you’re inclined.)  There’s nothing like having fresh veggies all winter long…

If you live in a place where it doesn’t freeze at night, a regular garden patch will do just fine.  However, if you live in a colder climate, then you may want to consider using raised beds and covers to keep your plants warm enough.  However, you don’t want them getting too warm – many cool weather veggies will "bolt" (flower/go to seed) if they get too much sun or heat (hence "cool weather vegetables.")  A good idea to insure plenty of plants is to "overseed" – use a few more than you think you will need in case the cool weather prevents germination of all.

If you only have a small space available, you may want to try one of the indoor "hydroponic" planters – that way you can grow a little of everything rather than a lot of any one thing: 

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