Winter Veggie Garden Sacramento, CA (Zone9B)
Specifically, El Dorado Hills, CA – Our Winter Veggie Garden with Beets, Broccoli, Swiss Chard, Kale, Brussel Sprouts and some Herbs
Well, we got started a little late on this winter veggie garden; however, I think we should be fine. We did a recent post on a Succulent Propagation from Leaf and Beheadings and that soaked up a lot of our time but now we have started our winter garden, yay!
We started with a layer of your average potting soil, then added a layer of G&B organic potting soil and then one more additional layer of fertilizer. Growing a winter garden in Sacramento in Wine Barrels (seen above) or any other pots limits you to say the least. It can and will be done; however, if you have the option to use raised beds, we would recommend it.
Growing a winter garden in Sacramento in Wine Barrels (seen above) or any other pots limits you to say the least. It can and will be done; however, if you have the option to use raised beds, we would recommend it.
This will be an ongoing post in measuring many different aspects of the garden. We will be including what vegetables do best in a Sacramento Winter Garden and what pests arrive in our winter garden as well.
Sacramento Winter Gardening List (Possible Gardening Ideas):
- Swiss Chard
- Pok Choy
- Greens (Lettuce, Etc.)
- Brussel Sprouts
What’s in our Sacramento Winter Garden?
We really wanted to put something together for the residents of Sacramento County (Specifically in the foothills) to see what grows well in our climate. This post might not be seen by many but hopefully, it gives some of you local folks (Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, CA) understand what does well and what might not do so well.
Below is a list of what’s in our Sacramento Winter Veggie Garden:
- Broccoli (Green Comet – Two Variations)
- Swiss Chard (Bright Lights)
- Sage (Purple)
- Lavender (Dwarf Lavender Lady) – There are hundreds of Variations
- Beets (Alto Beets) – Very Large Variety
- Brussel Sprouts (Jade Cross)
Day 1 – Sacramento Winter Vegetable Garden
All four wine barrels with assorted vegetables in each barrel.
Brussel Sprouts on the left. Two Varieties of Broccoli in the back and on the right. Swiss Chard and Lavender in the middle.
Broccoli in the back, Purple Sage on the left and Kale up front.
Winter Garden Sacramento – Sometimes We Need More Light!
For our Winter Garden in Sacramento, we started putting the garden under some LED Lights for 9-10 hours a day. After we added the LED lights, they took off! If you are having days of dark clouds and a ton of rain, drop some LED lights over them and bring them under an overhang.
Day 67 – Winter Garden Update (Feb 11th)
Winter Garden – Kale
Winter Garden – Brussels
Winter Garden – Broccoli Head Showing!
Winter Garden – Beets
Winter Garden – Swiss Chard