what to plant at the end of autumn to overwinter?

Winter is near and the vegetable garden will gradually become empty. If you haven’t started fall planting early enough, you may not have enough crops to survive the winter. However, there is a solution: transplants. You won’t have many varieties to choose from, but at least your vegetable basket will be full for the winter. For the winter season, lamb’s lettuce, parsley or cabbage await you. Here are 3 vegetables to plant in late fall to see you through the winter with good crops.

1) The beet to plant

Head to the center of the garden to find few beet plants which you can plant in late autumn. Place them in the garden, with a distance of at least 20 cm between them. The soil should be treated and slightly moist. Each row should also be 20 cm apart. The advantage with planting beets is that you can eat them a month later, until January. You can taste the root, but also the leaves which are cooked and eaten like spinach.

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2) Lamb lettuce

Once again, head to the garden center to find the last of the lamb’s lettuce plants! The season went by fast so don’t miss out. If by chance you manage to find some, make room in the vegetable garden and prepare the soil. Lamb’s lettuce appreciates sandy, cool, rich and slightly moist soils. Each plant should be 25 cm apart. Watering should be regular.

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3) Chinese cabbages

Chinese cabbage is eaten during winter. The advantage of cabbage is that there are hundreds of varieties. So, for the end of autumn, you will have the opportunity to find two late varieties: pe-tsai cabbage and pak-choï cabbage. Do not delay, because he does not like the cold. Water your plants regularly, this is what allows them to grow quite quickly. Watch out for slugs and flea beetles, two enemies of Chinese cabbage. If you want to have a chance to taste them before small animals do, put an insect screen on as soon as you plant them.

Chinese cabbage
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