Ragland, Alabama
22735 U.S. Hwy 231
Ragland, AL 35131

5 Best Garden Vegetables to Grow in the Winter February 8, 2018

Ragland, St. Clair
5 Best Garden Vegetables to Grow in the Winter, Ragland, Alabama

Many gardeners are enthusiastic about planting and harvesting their crops during the warmer months. But once the weather turns cold, it’s easy to be stumped about what to do with your garden. Just cover it with mulch from the farm supply store and wait until spring? That’s one option, but you could also make your garden work for you all winter long! Read on to learn about the five best cold-weather vegetables.

A Guide to Cold-Weather Garden Vegetables

1. Hardy Greens

Winter is the best season for hardy greens, which mature moderately quickly in a little over two months. Kale, collard greens, mustard greens, and chard all grow well in cold weather. And since they all need to be cooked, they’re perfect for winter soups and braises. 

2. Endives

An unusual vegetable to grow, endives are ready quickly and are delicious raw. You’ll want to make sure your soil is loose and well-treated with fertilizer before planting endive. When grown in cold weather outdoors, endives are tender, sweet salad vegetables. 

3. Beets

Beets take a while to grow, but if you buy good seeds from your farm supply store, the wait is worth it. They’re hardy, delicious, and you can eat their greens as well as the beets themselves. Try them in tangy salads or even in French-style baked tarts. 

4. Onions

Farm Supply StoreOnions are a kitchen staple that most cooks use year-round. If you grow some yourself, you can try some varieties that aren’t available at the local grocery store. Onions grow easily and resist cold very well. 

5. Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a fun vegetable to grow, sprouting up on long stalks over a period of three to four months. They look attractive in your garden and can be eaten in raw shaved salads, fried, or sauteed with bacon or butter. Pick up a pair of gardening gloves at your local farm supply store and pick them off the plant for preparation later. 


C & R Feed & Supply in Ragland, AL, is a farm supply store offering a wide variety of livestock feeds, gardening supplies, and everything else you need to maintain your farm or garden. Their employees are experienced and enthusiastic about planting, feeding, and the Ragland community. Visit their website to read about all of their services, and call (205) 338-4342 for more information. 

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from C & R Feed & Supply
5 Essential Summer Garden Supplies, Ragland, Alabama
Summer is a busy time in your garden, as both plants and weeds grow quickly in the warm weather and abundant sunlight. To use this time effectively, it’s important to get garden...read more
4 FAQ About Using Mulch in the Yard, Ragland, Alabama
Spring has arrived and many homeowners have begun working in their yards and gardens. Even those who love to plant seeds and prune trees may have a few questions about using mul...read more
Spring Is Coming, But When Should You Break Out the Lawn Mower?, Ragland, Alabama
With temperatures warming up from winter lows, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the grass turning a bit more green as it starts to grow again. But does this mean it’s time to start us...read more
Tips for Propane Gas Storage in Cold Weather, Ragland, Alabama
During the winter, homeowners use propane gas tanks to heat their homes and use other appliances. These vessels can become hazards, though, if not cared for properly. C & R ...read more