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winter vegetable gardening in upstate new york #1: Winter veggies

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I am getting ready to start tilling the side yard in order to prepare for planting a winter harvest of vegetables. My biggest problem I am running into right now though is what vegetables to plant with the area that I am in. I am in UPstate New York, about half an hour or so from the Canadian border, and am not sure which vegetables would be good to plant this late (or later) in the year.



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GrandmaT

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posted 1814 days ago

I am not a veggie gardener, but there are LOTS of folk on here who are. I’m sure you will get lots of comments … sorry I could not be of help. :-(

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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jroot

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 1814 days ago

I know that you can plant garlic in the fall for next year’s harvest. The common vegetables that readily come to mind don’t survive the winter. Horseradish should, but I can’t think of others off hand.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 1814 days ago

I live in central Massachusetts, so my climate might be similar to yours. These tend to do well if they are planted in late summer to mature in time for a fall harvest: brussel sprouts, broccoli, chinese cabbage, carrots, peas, radishes, turnips, spinach, swiss chard, bush beans, garlic and kale. There may be others but these are the ones that I have grown. As for a true winter crop, root vegetables can be harvested in the winter only if you take care to cover the ground enough that it doesn’t freeze. Let us know what you decide to plant and how they turn out.

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dini

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posted 1814 days ago

Hey, Dan, see you found it.

Be sure to post your profile and locate yourself on the map. It’ll make it much easier for these lovely people to advise you.

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