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Cold-resistant vegetables: this is what thevegetable garden in winterand what to grow in the coldest months of the year. Tips for growing cold-resistant and frost-resistant vegetables.
Theregreenhouseallows us to grow vegetables that are not very resistant to cold: the use oftunnel greenhousein the family garden allows you to expand the quantity of vegetables to grow even in the winter months. In this article we will see which are the most resistant vegetables that can be grown in winter even without a greenhouse and those that can enrich thevegetable garden in winterbut only if the cultivation is carried out in a greenhouse.
Vegetable garden in winter:cold-resistant vegetables
Themore cold-resistant vegetables they can be grown in the middle of winter without special coverings, as a precaution, just cover the crops with non-woven fabric. The non-woven fabric sheet must be removed in the morning and placed on the crops in the late afternoon, to protect the vegetables when temperatures get lower.
There cold resistance of vegetables it is not related to the species but to the variety, so when buying in the nursery, be sure to choose a variety that resists low temperatures.
Among the vegetables that best they resist frost and cold, at the forefront, thesavoy cabbage. The only drawback is that to extend the period of production and harvest, the nursery mainly offers varieties suitable for summer and autumn cultivation. When buying kale seeds or seedlings make sure they are the ones that offer a production between late autumn and winter. Do this for all the vegetables mentioned in this paragraph. As well as savoy cabbage, there are many vegetables that have different degrees of resistance to cold, among those that have varieties with "high resistance to cold"Which can therefore be grown in thevegetable garden in winter, we report:
- Brussels sprouts
- Black cabbage
cabbage pen or Tuscan cabbage
- Chard from ribs
- Endive escarole
Cold and frost resistant vegetables:medium resistance to cold
In the previous paragraph, among the vegetables to grow in winter, we have indicated those with the highest resistance to cold and winter frost. Non-woven fabric is necessary to protect crops from winter frosts. In this paragraph we point out the vegetables with medium resistance to cold, that is, those that could be affected by the frost in the north of Italy. All the vegetables mentioned on this page can be grown in Southern Italy and in the milder areas, without special precautions.
- Broccoli cabbage
- Chinese cabbage
- Beet from the garden
- Curly endive
- broad bean
choose the late winter sowing variety
Although horticulturists have classified them as medium cold hardiness vegetables, broccoli, cabbage and lettuce can be considered asvegetablesverycold resistant.
Vegetable garden and climate change
Climate change is impacting heavily oncropsand on theseasonality of products. Therecold resistanceof vegetables is greatly influenced by the climatic trend.
If the autumn was mild and the temperatures dropped sharply between the end of autumn and the beginning of winter, even themore cold-resistant vegetablesthey can't tolerate this sudden climate change well. On the contrary, if the intense cold comes gradually, the plants are able to adapt to low temperatures and without particular damage to the crop.
Serious problems related to frost occur in spring, when the vegetation is very active and the so-called "late or return frosts" arrive.
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