When to plant cool weather crops:
Cool-season vegetables can be planted anytime from several weeks to a couple of months before the last frost date. These early vegetables prefer cooler temperatures for growing. Some people start seeds indoors to get them growing more quickly before transplanting outdoors, but many cool weather crops like Radishes, Lettuces, Beets and Peas can be sown directly in the garden.
You can also start cool season vegetables anytime in the winter months using the Winter Sowing method which uses recycled milk jugs or other containers to work as miniature greenhouses to start your seeds outdoors during the winter months. No lights, indoor space, or heat needed! This is a great way to start green onion seeds and other cool weather vegetables.
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Growing cool weather vegetables is a great way to garden and harvest more throughout the year! Even if your favorite vegetables to grow are peppers and tomatoes, you'll still appreciate having fresh greens in the fall, winter and spring months!