Whether you’re ready to turn over your whole backyard to kale cultivation or only have room for a couple of containers on the patio, we’ve got you covered with three strategies for growing cool season crops.
- Keep it contained. A fairly good sized container can be all you need to grow a few winter greens of your choosing or a quick crop of radishes. Greens with particularly dramatic leaves can be just as pretty on the patio as ornamental arrangements. Plus, keeping greens right outside your doorstep means they’re easy to snip to add to winter soups or salads.
- Convert a corner. Choose the sunniest area of your yard and turn it over to growing cool-season veggies. A small rectangular bed measuring 4 feet by 6 feet is enough real estate to grow all of the ingredients for a stir fry.
- Turn your backyard into a mini farm. If you’d like to keep a steady supply of veggies streaming into your kitchen, your best bet is to turn over some considerable space to growing and stagger planting times. Once one crop is harvested, have another waiting in the wings to take center stage. Neat and tidy farm rows are the best garden layout to keep track of crops.