The Hardiest Vegetables for Winter Gardening by Northwest Edible Life

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The Hardiest Vegetables For Winter Gardening by Northwest Edible Life

Overwintering cauliflower is right up there with giant kohlrabi as one of my favorite cool-season crops. I just want to share a quick before and after to show you how my overwintering cauli’s survived the recent Seattle cold snap.

Now, keep in mind I am a Zone 7 gardener – cold is relative. In my area, any temperatures below freezing (32 degrees F) are noteworthy, and temps in the teens for any length of time are unusual. So, I’m not suggesting this will work for gardeners in North Dakota or Saskatchewan.

But for you maritime and coastal gardeners, grow overwintering cauliflower! Seriously, check it out.

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