Winter Veggie Garden Sacramento, CA (Zone9B)

Winter Veggie Garden - Sacramento, 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):

  • Broccoli
  • Swiss Chard
  • Chives
  • Pok Choy
  • Spinach
  • Beets
  • Greens (Lettuce, Etc.)
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Kale
  • 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:

Day 1 – Sacramento Winter Vegetable Garden

All four wine barrels with assorted vegetables in each barrel. 

Winter Veggie Garden - Sacramento, Zone9b

Brussel Sprouts on the left. Two Varieties of Broccoli in the back and on the right. Swiss Chard and Lavender in the middle. 

Winter Veggie Garden - Sacramento, Zone9b

Broccoli in the back, Purple Sage on the left and Kale up front. 

Winter Veggie Garden - Sacramento, Zone9b

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.

Winter Garden Sacramento LED Lights

Day 67 – Winter Garden Update (Feb 11th)

Winter Garden Sacramento - Broccoli Garden

Winter Garden – Kale

Winter Garden Sacramento - Kale

Winter Garden – Brussels

Winter Garden Sacramento - Brussels Sprouts

Winter Garden – Broccoli Head Showing!

Winter Garden Sacramento - Broccoli

Winter Garden – Beets

Winter Garden Sacramento - Beets

Winter Garden – Swiss Chard

Winter Garden Sacramento - Swiss Chard

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