A cool season crop that can be planted in early spring or fall. Locally, it does better when planted in fall unless your yard has an especially cool micro climate. Requires full sun and frequent watering.
Cabbage is a hardy leafy green rich with antioxidants, high in beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber. Mulch well to retain moisture. Cabbage should be rotated with other crops to avoid build up of soil borne diseases.
Celery is a long-season vegetable grown in the spring or fall. Celery cannot tolerate high heat, so fall planting is usually preferred. It must have a consistent supply of water throughout growing season, otherwise it will taste stringy, tough, or hollow. Celery is a heavy feeder and requires fertilizer while growing.
Onions are one of the most widely cultivated vegetables in the world. They are easy to grow and can be stored for a long time. If you love scallions, or green onions, plant the sets closer together and harvest these immature onions as you thin the plants. Leeks are closely related to onions, but they don’t have a bulb. Instead, leeks form a thick, fleshy stem at the base of their leaves. Leeks have a more subtle, slightly sweet flavor versus the more pungent onion—and they're also packed with nutrients!
Generally leafy greens make excellent winter crops. Without the heat of summer they won't bolt and turn bitter. The cold also helps keep away pest insects that generally love to infest them during warmer parts of the year. This includes tasty choices like Lettuce, Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard, & Collard Greens.
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