Planting a winter garden

September 20, 2010 | By | Comments (4)

Picture 9


Time flies! I already ripped out the summer crops from the edible wave garden.


Picture 7

 New plan:



  • First row (that little patch in front) = Crimson clover
  • Second row = Chicory, radicchio, dandelion greens (ick, if you ask me, but we’re trialing some new varieties from Cook’s Garden)
  • Fourth row: Kale (even bigger yum)
  • Back row (againt the wall with the artichoke in the middle): Also cover crop

The floating row cover the seeded areas from the birds. It’ll also help to retain moisture while I’m gone over the weekend. I’m transplanting kale and cabbage on Monday. Looks to be a delicious fall and winter.

Here are more resources on planting an edible garden.

And here’s a great cool-season keyhole garden that used to be in the very same space!


  1. haley nciole

    kale and cabbage.
    got to love winter.

    September 23, 2012 at 11:48 am
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  3. Matti

    Man, you really got this place looking clean and sharp. Can’t wait to see it grow. Smart move on the cover crop. Get rid of those pest. Matti

    September 24, 2010 at 2:58 am
  4. naomi

    I’m just starting my winter gardening now, so I can’t wait to try your suggestions.

    Thanks for the detailed info on the rows. That helps immensely.

    September 21, 2010 at 4:48 pm

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