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I am wanting to start up a little veggie garden with my kids – what are the best veggies to plant during winter?

Posted by kristik79, 30th April 2015

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  • Garlic and pumpkins are always successful. Spinach and kale usually do ok too. And broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage too, if you can keep the cabbage moths off them

  • It’s mostly too cold and frosty here for many veggie options during winter. I usually plant garlic and pumpkin tho, they tend to do ok

  • plant your garlic now for November harvest, plant spinach, pumpkin, and broc and cauli… Also my coriander is going sick too!

  • I also have a pretty new veggie garden and my mum has recommended that I plant potatoes. I’m yet to give it a go but I will soon. I’m hoping that I can do regular potatoes and sweet potatoes too!

  • I am terrible at gardening in winter, at the moment I only got snow peas and garlic. I should get out and do some gardening with the little one.

  • Capsicum and garlic.

  • We have rhubarb growing at the moment. Some potatoes and some other out vegies. They seem to go okay in the winter.

  • i have capsicum, beans, zucchini, broccoli and garlic in my garden at the moment

    if you google your area and what plants to plant they tell you what while survive in your area the best

  • When I was a child the only thing I could grow was radishes so they must be pretty resilient!

  • I had an argument with my husband about planting veggies in winter. He was convinced there was nothing we could plant but I was sure that carrots and beets etc where planted at this time of the year. Thank you all for proving a point for me

  • It depends on your climate and what you love to eat but carrots are easy, lettuce and radish too. And I love chives and spring onions as another easy to grow plant.
    Beans and peas and silverbeet are others that grow well.

  • We love growing Kale and different Spinach types. The kids love the ones with different coloured stalks. Baby spinach is great for kids to go pick for their sandwiches. Different lettuce punnets are also available from plant markets. Herbs like mint and basil are great as they give off smells they can recognise. We bought a couple of Blueberry Bushes and popped them into 1/2 wine barrels they fruit all the time. Don’t forget to plant some Marigolds as they ward off bugs and the root system has many benefits.

  • I don’t know that your climate is like, but just check the climate zone on the back of the seed pack to see if its suitable for your area, or on the tag if you choose to jump start with seedlings (seedlings are great for toddlers but seeds work out cheaper).

    Peas and beans are very easy and relatively pest free. I grow yellow butter beans because they’re easy for the kids to see to help pick them, and peas are fun to shell. I look for dwarf varieties so I don’t need a trellis. Bok choy and radish are very fast growing. Lettuce, zucchini, squash, capsicum, and silver beet are easy and fairly high yielding.
    Oh, and how could I forget STRAWBERRIES!

    Year round, you can try chives, spring onion, basil, rosemary, carrot, tomato (I use tomato dust on big varieties to protect against grubs but cherry tomatoes seem to be more resilient to pests and the kids love them). If you have the patience, beetroot, sweet potato and leek are slow growers.

    Gardening with children is so much fun and rewarding. Good luck!

  • So many good vegies to grow in winter; let the kids choose and they will love it.

  • Carrots are another good one

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