What Plants Thrive in the Winter?

By following the earlier section’s measures, you increase the chances of your current plants surviving the winter. But if you’d like to take things a step further, consider growing new plants that thrive in frigid conditions.

Spinach

Spinach is a hardy vegetable and can survive harsh conditions. Aside from that, it’s a versatile ingredient that you can use for different dishes; you can put spinach in your smoothies and even mix it in a fresh salad for a vitamin boost.

Kale

If spinach isn’t up your alley, you can consider growing kale. Like spinach, kale can survive cold winters, and you can incorporate it into a variety of dishes: kale chips, smoothies, salads, etc.

Parsley

Parsley is an herb with a subtle flavor that is an excellent addition to many dishes. It’s not overpowering; it has a subtle taste that most people enjoy. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about your parsley plants dying in the winter.

Mizuna

Mizuna is one of the less popular cold-resistant vegetables on this list. It’s a plant with green or purple serrated leaves — adding some much-needed color to a white winter landscape — that thrives in wintry weather.

One of the most common varieties of mizuna is called “Red Kingdom.” It’s a 2016 All-America Selections National Winner that boasts quick growth rates and vibrant color.

Final Thoughts

Your gardening hobby doesn’t have to stop when winter comes around. You’ll just need to make some adjustments to your gardening approach. With the tips listed above, you can quickly get started with your DIY winter garden.

Read more: How to Make a Zen Garden

Sources: morningchores, ikocommunitymanagement, savvygardening