Growing Winter Vegetables in Subtropical Zones is something that many of us have not thought about before. We are all familiar with the wonderful flavor of fresh fruits and vegetables but what if we could only have them year round? Winter is the best time to grow some of these veggies because they are so much healthier for us. Some herbs that you can easily grow to include basil, mint, chives, marjoram, Rosemary, oregano, parsley and thyme among others. They do not only taste better when they are picked right away but they also help to ward off insects that will affect our crops during the colder months.
It can be a little difficult to take care of a vegetable garden in a sub-tropical zone, but this does not mean that you should go without any type of support. In fact, it is not at all uncommon for the seeds and plants to die back after just a couple of years in the cold months. This is the time to get your hands dirty and start putting in the extra effort that is necessary for your plants to continue to produce the healthy greens that we all want. The vegetables themselves will actually help to keep the soil warmer which is a great thing especially during the winter season when you want to avoid putting any frost protection onto your soil. Your vegetable plants will also help to keep weeds and insects from taking over the garden.
The best way to properly prepare your garden for growing winter vegetables is to do it well ahead of time. The longer you wait the harder it will be to get the soil heated in the spring and summer months. You will want to put in the extra work now so that when the weather gets cooler in the fall, your garden will be ready to go. Make sure you have at least two plants in each garden area to give you plenty of produce during the winter months. The cold weather can be pretty devastating when it hits so if you prepare ahead of time, you will be sure to enjoy the beautiful vegetables that you will be growing.