The Lompoc Record

“… Rather than the brawny, sprawling crops of summer that bear fruits, pods, ears and gourds, winter vegetables tend to be small and offer up leaves, flowers and roots. Most take up less space, don’t require as much sunlight and are content to grow in containers.

A number of these cool-season crops can also be easily sown from seed. Indeed, a new industry group, the Home Garden Seed Association, has conveniently begun promoting a list of what it calls the 10 easiest winter vegetables to grow from seed: beets, calendulas, cilantro, kale, lettuce, peas, radishes, salad greens, spinach and Swiss chard. …”

The Hack: Grow these cooler weather crops in containers so you can bring them inside for continued growing (be sure there’s enough room and light available!) Note:  With less sun, you’ll find it takes longer for plants to mature.

via The Lompoc Record.

Posted in Light, Soil, Time

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