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Winter garden at Myddelton House, London Borough of Enfield, England

A winter garden is a kind of garden maintained in wintertime.

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Alright! This is John Kohler with, today we have another exciting episode, but before I start the episode, I want to wish everybody out there, all my viewers that are watching, a very happy new year, and to have the best gardening season in 2015 and if you’re not already gardening, I want you guys to start gardening, now is the time to start planning, you know, order seeds, get them started so that you will have them after the last frost date has passed in your area. As for me, I’m continually planting in my garden, I grow year-round. And if you live in a place that basically doesn’t have snow on the ground, I want you guys to have a garden. If grass is growing outside and it’s still alive and there’s trees and things still alive outside with greenery on them, you can have a garden in the winter time so I mean, here is a mild climate, you know we might get down to freezing a couple of days, but I’m going to plant a whole bunch as you guys can see all lined up here in this freshly prepared raised bed, whole bunch of vegetables for the winter season. Now the winter season for me is mainly about leafy greens, but I have a few other things that I’m going to be planting as well, so I guess without further ado let’s go ahead and give you guys a close-up shot of some of the plants I’ll be planting this winter. Right now we’re going to go ahead and share with you guys the different plants I’m growing in the winter that you may want to try also. These are all frost-tolerant to some extent, but if there’s snow outside, probably not going to make it. First we have the beets Chioggia. I like to encourage and let you guys grow different varieties of the same plant, so don’t just grow the common beets grow some uncommon ones. Next we’ve got the bull’s blood beet, next we’ve got the bull door beet, I believe that’s like a nice yellow one. Next we’ve got the beets cylindra, it’s a cylindrical beet. Next we’ve got the broccolini spirulagetolino[?]. Next we’ve got some guylon[?] green lance, and I want to encourage you guys to plant diversity so in case you have a crop failure right? I know some of these guys are going to work, probably most of them actually. Next we’ve got the kohlrabi, kohlrabi’s a really cool one. And yeah, you can eat the leaves so all these plants that I’m planting actually you can eat the leaves, and on the beets obviously you can eat the roots as well. And on the kohlrabi it makes an enlarged stem, so if you’ve ever had broccoli stalk, one of my favorite things that my girlfriend likes is actually shredded broccoli stalks, or broccoli slaw, and it’d be perfect to make the same out of kohlrabi, she’s going to love it. Next we’ve got some mustard greens, yukina savoy. That one’s really a more mild mustard green. Of course we have the [inaudible] red, once again you know planting my foods of color, and going to stagger the planting so it looks really cool in the bed. Next we’ve got of course some bok choy, and then next we’ve got some kohlrabi garth. You know I’ve got all different varieties of some of these same plants, kohlrabi and while I am German I can’t pronounce German it’s super shletsum, I don’t know something like that. There’s a label. This is supposed to make some super giant 10 inch green skin kohlrabi, I’m looking forward to having maybe foot long ones. Of course next we’ve got some lettuce, I’ve got two things of lettuce, and while I do like to eat lettuce, I’m not a big fan of growing it, it seems you always get a lot of bugs and slugs and things like that in it, so I’d rather grow something like this, the frise or endive. Much less effected by bugs, and even less effected in general is the escarole [inaudible]. Of course my favorite leafy greens in the winter time and if you’re European you’ll know this one, most Americans don’t know what this stuff is. This is actually known as the mache or corn salad right there, those little baby delicate leaves are so delicious. If you live in Europe you can go to any store and they’ll have mache, especially in the winter time, and it’s so delicious. If you live in America, I want to encourage you guys to maybe grow some yourself. And it’s a cold crop so I like to grow it when it’s cold outside during the fall and winter season. Next we’ve got one called minutina, and this is also known as the buckhorn plantain, related to the common plantain. I do recommend harvesting those guys small when you can. And of course, up one of my trellises we’re going to plant these guys, the sugar snap peas or sugar and peas. They’re going to grow during the winter and hopefully by, maybe by March I’ll be having my own sugar snap peas off the vine, one of my first fruiting crops that I’ll be getting to eat. All right so you guys saw what I just planted, and these are just some of the crops that you could plant, you know normally I plant a lot of rastica[?] family crops and things like that. The cauliflower, the broccoli, the kale, the Brussels sprouts, things like that. And this time I’m pretty much just planting the kohlrabi. I want to let you guys know that on all the rastica family plants you know, even things like broccoli which we normally have to flower or the cauliflower which we normally have to flower, you can eat all the leaves too and it’s similar to kale. And especially if you’ve had those in the summer time, you didn’t them, I want to encourage you guys to grow them again in the winter, or if you have a place that does have snow, you can plant them early out, even if it’s not past your last frost date as long as it’s going to have more mild climate, and these plants get sweeter in the winter in response to the weather, and then they’re even actually more delicious than summer time. So yeah revisit them if you don’t like their taste, and also I recommend harvesting the little baby tender young leaves, they’re always more flavorful than the large ones. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me, I’m going to go ahead and plant this bed out, and hopefully I get back at you, show you guys it finished. All right so as you can see, it’s getting a bit darker, and I actually got all my plants planted out. Instead of staggering them and doing different ones in order of time efficiency I basically planted one type of winter green in each row, and this is going to be pretty cool when they get tall, and I want you guys to pay attention when you do plant things. I tried to plant some of the smaller stuff like the mache which stays low, smaller and this grows a little bit taller, that might grow about the same height. And as I get into the middle they get the tallest so this will look pretty cool, and yeah that’s pretty much a lot of winter greens that I got planted. So I want to let you guys know, while I am doing a winter garden, I know that you guys are maybe envious because you live in some place that snows. But you can also still have a winter garden no matter where you live in the whole world, even Antarctica. You can actually simply grow indoors. If you’re not able to grow inside I highly encourage you guys to grow indoors, you can grow things like sprouts and microgreens. I’ll put the links down below to my videos on how to grow sprouts and microgreens indoors year round. You know the food that you can grow yourself by far is some of the best food on the planet that’s going to nourish your body, feed your body so that you can be healthy, wealthy and strong. Hope you guys enjoyed this episode learning about what I’m planting here in the winter time, once again my name is John Kohler with, and until next time remember keep on growing.


The origin of the winter garden dates back to the 17th to 19th centuries where European nobility would construct large conservatories that would house tropical and subtropical plants and would act as an extension of their living space. Many of these would be attached to their main palaces. Earlier versions would be constructed of masonry with large windows and a glass roof, usually in the Classical or Gothic styles.[1] While in the 19th century many of these conservatories were made out of iron and curvilinear glass. Winter gardens were not just restricted to private residence, many were built for the greater public. The first large public winter garden was built in 1842–46 in Regent's Park, and was used for evening occasions, large flower shows and social gatherings.[2] Other winter gardens, such as the Crystal Palace by Sir Joseph Paxton in 1851, were soon built and used for a variety of purposes.


The modern winter garden is usually a garden planted either to produce food, or at least to remain visibly planted and slowly develop, throughout the winter, or else a garden whose plants will serve as living decoration all winter. One basic premise, in temperate or colder regions, to the winter garden is that the plants may indeed become dormant when snow covers the ground, but will grow each time the sun heats at least part of the plant to above freezing (snow or not), especially in regions where snow cover and below-freezing temperatures are not constant for months at a time.

Vegetables that are typically, or can be, used in a winter garden include:

  • Several breeds of winter-hardy cabbage
  • Specific winter-hardy breeds of broccoli
  • Winter rye is grown where a summer garden will be, in order to protect the ground from weeds, and provide soil amendment when tilled directly into the soil the following spring
  • beets
  • carrots
  • alliums—onions, chives, and their relatives are evergreen, though some may die back during the winter and recover in the spring.
  • oregano (including marjoram) -- known to hardily survive the winter up to Zone 5

See also


  1. ^ Hix, John. The Glasshouse. Phaidon Press Limited. London. 1996.
  2. ^ Kohlmaier, Georg. Houses of Glass: A Nineteenth-Century Building Type. The MIT Press. Cambridge MA. 1991.

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