Growing Through the Winter... it's possible!
What a bountiful year! Want to keep that nutritious garden goodness and rewarding feeling going? With planning and forethought, you can enjoy produce from your garden most of the year. We are fortunate here in the Pacific Northwest that many crops produce well in the fall and mild-winter, and can hold through the winter if protected. Because our weather varies from year to year, some crops and years may be more successful than others. Be willing to experiment and enjoy the learning!
You may have planted some fall crops earlier in the season. If not – it’s not too late for some varieties. Certain crops that are planted in the fall such as specific varieties of broccoli, carrots and onions will grow slowly through winter, giving you a treat to harvest in spring. For help in selecting the right varieties, planting times and great information on year-round gardening specific to the Pacific Northwest, see this 8-page guide by OSU: Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening