Cool Weather Crops Posted on 16 Apr 20:13 , 0 comments
It's been a bit chillier than normal so we're still able to plant a few more cool weather crops before it warms up.
Heirloom Radish is a favorite around here so we've added a few to our 99 Cent Seed pack sale!
Artichoke- plant in late fall or early spring. Artichoke is a perennial so plant in a place you intend to keep for several years.
Arugula: 40-50 days
Asparagus - Seeds can take awhile to germinate so have patience. Asparagus is a perennial so plant in a place you tend to keep for up to 20 years
Broccoli: 50-100 days. Tips: The leaves of the broccoli plant are also edible. Cook them up just like you would spinach or swiss chard. Livestock enjoy broccoli leaves as well.
Brussels Sprouts: 90-100 days
Cabbage: 75-110 days
Chinese Cabbage: 21-75 days to harvest. Also called Pak Choy or Bok Choy
Cauliflower: 80 days. Too-high temperature can prevent head formation
Celery: 110-120 days
Cilantro: 30+ days. An excellent option for a kitchen herb garden
Kohlrabi: 55-60 days
Leeks: 110 days
Lettuce: 25-60 days. Lettuce is a great option for just about any time of the year!
Bunching Onions: 60-80 days
Snap Peas: 55-70 days
RADISH: 23-70 days. Most radish varieties mature in as few as 30 days and are very easy to grow
Swiss Chard: 60 days. Swiss Chard can grow in cool and warm temperatures. It's a great crop to add to your food garden because it can offer a continual harvest of 6 months or more
Spinach: 50 days
TURNIPS: 50-70 days. I Love turnips! The leaves are edible or feed them to livestock. I use them instead of potatoes to make "home fries."
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