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Winter Veggie Help

Posted by kissingfrgos2003 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 13, 11 at 13:04

I tried asking these couple of questions once before with minimal response so hoping a repost will help...

1)Radishes and Carrots
~I know radishes do well in winter so I plan to keep those going but unsure about carrots...can I plant them as well this time of year in pots and get some "salad toppers"? (fyi these are mini varieties- sparkler radishes and baby finger carrots)

2)Spinach and Lettuce
~I have spinach (melody variety) that I know will stand up in freezing temperatures. What about lettuce? I have very small head variety (forget the name) that is producing leaves currently but wodnering if that will stop and/or if I will be able to plant more!

3) Herbs
~I am hoping to bring my herbs indoors but in case I can't...is there anything than can survive winters outdoors? I have the following herbs at the moment: sage, dill, parsley, cilantro, thyme, catnip, oregano, rosemary
~ ALSO, is there any form of basil that survives outdoors in the winter? All of my plants are fading fast and havent moved beyond two leaf pairs each. I would hate to have nothing to use until warmer weather... (sadly lost all my freezer supplies to a tragic electrical malfunction). IF NOT: what kind do you recommend to grow indoors with limited light available?


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RE: Winter Veggie Help

sage, cilantro, catnip, and rosemary are perennials and live outside in z6. Not sure about the others but parsley has lived over the winter here tho it's not gonna live a lot of years. Basil smells and tastes like basil from the day it sprouts, so get a lot of seed and grow basil sprouts if you have to, :)


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