5 Super-Early Vegetables to Start in Winter

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Many vegetables can be seeded by late winter to give you a super-early start. Here are 5 vegetables that you can start growing now, and we demonstrate how to get the best return from these early-season crops. 

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scallions

...saving scallion roots is a great way to double down on grocery purchases during the winter! Cut 1" away from scallion on the too end and place 1/2 way in soil, 1/2 above. Water every other day or each day if soil becomes too dry. In 3-5 weeks, scallions are ready to harvest! Leave 1" behind for regrowth!

scallions

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Cut 1" away from scallion on the root end... (not "too" end!) ;0!

Bell peppers

Due to health issues, last year I was noticeably delayed in my planting. When my growing season was at an end, my pepper plants were just hardy plants not producing plants. The plants looked so nice I couldn't let them freeze( as I live in Winnipeg, MB) so I talked to my oldest sister, she let me know pepper plants could be brought in over winter. Move ahead to February and I have five peppers on one plant and numerous peppers on other plants. Come summer I should have a delicious bunch of peppers. I have learned a valuable lesson and I will bring my plants in for future winters. Thank you for all your videos and gardening help, till next time, Kevin Henley

Winter Time Seeding

I really enjoyed the article. Although not in my country the same applies to all areas. We plant broccoli, cabbage, onions, lettuce and kale during the beginning of winter. We have to wrap it up in Jan - Feb, but right back growing sugar snap peas in early March. If you are not growing in the winter your missing out!

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