20 Seeds You Can Direct Sow in Winter

Planting seeds in the winter allows you to get a jump on the growing season and avoid the work of transplanting. Join gardening expert Briana Yablonski as she shares 20 seeds you can direct sow in winter.

A close-up displays a green bean seedling emerging from rich brown soil, symbolizing growth and vitality in nature. The seed's outer shell splits open, revealing the tender sprout beginning its journey towards the sunlight.

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When it comes time to grow plants from seed, you have two main options: direct sow or start seedlings for transplant. Growers often start transplants during winter so plants can grow in a cozy, warm indoor environment while outdoor temperatures remain frigid. And while growing transplants provides healthy seedlings that are ready to head into the garden when the weather warms, it can be a lot of work!

If you’d like to skip the work of starting transplants but still want to get a jump on the spring growing season, consider direct sowing seeds in the winter. I’ll share more about this growing method and provide 20 types of seeds you can direct sow in winter.

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How to Direct Sow Seeds in Winter

Narrow plant trays hold dark, rich soil, providing a nurturing bed for growth. Bathed in sunlight, tomato seedlings emerge, their delicate stems and vibrant leaves reaching eagerly toward the warmth.
This type of sowing involves planting seeds directly into your garden in the winter.

While some types of winter sowing involve starting seeds outdoors in miniature greenhouses and later transplanting the seedlings, you can also sow seeds directly into your garden. This eliminates the need for transplanting, making it a great method for lazy or time-sucked gardeners.

As the name suggests, winter sowing involves planting cold-hardy seeds directly into the garden ground in the winter season. The seeds sit in the soil until conditions are ripe for germination. When you think about it, winter sowing mimics how plants drop seeds in the fall that will germinate the following spring.

You can technically winter sow any type of crop, even heat-loving ones like peppers and tomatoes. If you’ve ever let ripe peppers or tomatoes drop from your plants in summer, you know how the fallen seeds wait all winter, then send up seedlings the following spring. However, I recommend avoiding direct sowing warm-weather crops in winter since they won’t germinate until summer. Instead, opt for cold-tolerant plants like hardy greens and perennial flowers.

Once you’ve gathered appropriate seeds, plant them in their desired location, cover them with a bit of soil, and patiently wait until they emerge.

Challenges of Direct Sowing in Winter

Before you try your hand at direct sowing in winter, take note of a few of the common challenges growers face. The following items are the most common reasons why winter-sown seeds fail to grow into healthy crops.

Wet Soil

A close-up captures the intricate details of wet soil, highlighting its dark, textured surface. The moisture present creates a captivating glisten, emphasizing the fertility and vitality of the earth.
Improving soil drainage involves managing moisture levels and soil texture.

While seeds need moisture to germinate, too much water causes the seeds to rot. This is especially true if the soil is damp and cold since seeds require moisture and warmth to germinate.

While you can’t control the amount of rain and snow that falls from the sky, you can impact how quickly this precipitation drains through the soil. Soil texture and compaction both have a role in drainage. For example, water drains through sandy soil more quickly than soil that is high in clay. However, water percolates through well-aerated heavy clay soil more quickly than compacted heavy clay.

One way to improve drainage is to mix a few shovels of finished compost into the top six inches of soil. This increases the organic matter present in the soil and helps water flow into and through the ground.

Another way to improve drainage is to loosen the soil with a digging fork, broad fork, or shovel. No matter which tool you use, aim to crack the soil rather than invert it. To do this, insert the tines of the fork or the spade of the shovel all the way into the ground, then gently pull back until the soil cracks. Pull the tool out of the ground, then repeat the process about six inches away from the first crack.

Another option is to direct sow seeds into raised beds filled with a well-drained soil mix.

Weeds

Tiny weed seedlings emerge from the moist, nutrient-rich soil, their delicate roots reaching for sustenance underground. Above, their tender leaves bask in the gentle glow of sunlight, embracing warmth and energy for growth and vitality.
Managing weed growth in gardens by promoting early emergence and removal of seedlings.

The same warm, damp conditions that cause flower and vegetable seeds to germinate also spur the germination of dreaded weed seeds. If your garden is filled with a large weed seed bank, the first warm spring days can cause hundreds or thousands of tiny weed seedlings to emerge. If you’re not careful, these weeds take over your direct sown seedlings.

One way to deal with weeds is to let them emerge and then remove them while they’re still small. Aim to kill them when they’re in the “white thread stage”, aka the point when their roots resemble small, white threads.

Another option is to prepare the soil prior to direct sowing. In fall, prep your ground like you’re planting new seeds, then place a plastic sheet over the area you wish to winter sow. The plastic will heat the ground, encourage any weed seeds to germinate and kill the resulting seedlings. When it’s time to direct sow, remove the plastic and plant your seeds.

One more option is to apply mulch around the areas where you planted seeds. This option works better for widely-spaced crops like broccoli, cabbage, and columbine rather than tightly-spaced crops like arugula. 

Seeds to Direct Sow in Winter

Now that you’re familiar with some tips for direct sowing in the winter get started with any of the following 20 seeds.

1. Lettuce

Two lush lettuce heads thrive in a richly mulched ground, their verdant leaves spreading wide under the sunlight The earthy tones of brown in the soil complement the verdant foliage, creating a harmonious scene of natural abundance.
Space lettuce seeds tightly for baby lettuce mix and further apart for full heads.
botanical-name botanical name Lactuca sativa
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 6-16 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones All

Whether you’d like to enjoy a bowl full of baby lettuces or a nice, crisp head of romaine, you can direct seed lettuce in winter. Space seeds for a baby lettuce mix an inch apart and use six to ten-inch spacing for full lettuce heads.

Since lettuce seeds germinate at cooler temperatures than many other vegetable seeds, you may see little lettuce seedlings emerge in late winter or early spring. Once they emerge, watch out for hungry slugs and snails that like to devour tender greens.

2. Spinach

Rows of spinach seedlings bask in the radiant sun, their delicate leaves unfurling eagerly. In the blurred background, a tapestry of lush plants forms a verdant backdrop, providing a visual symphony of nature's abundance.
A cold-hardy green, grow spinach for baby greens or larger, mature leaves.
botanical-name botanical name Spinacia oleracea
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 2-4 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

One of the most cold-hardy greens, spinach is a great crop to direct sow during the winter. As long as the soil is well-draining, spinach seeds start germinating once the soil warms to 45°F (7°C). These spinach plants continue to grow throughout the spring until warm summer temperatures arrive.

Gardeners typically grow spinach in one of two ways: for baby greens or larger, mature leaves. If you want to grow tender baby spinach, plant seeds about an inch apart in a row and space rows six to eight inches apart. Larger, mature plants require wider spacing—I like to plant two or three seeds every six to eight inches, then thin each group to one seedling.

3. Peas

A close-up of pea seedlings emerging from rich, dark soil, showcasing the delicate sprouts reaching for life. Lush green leaves gracefully bask in the warm glow of sunlight, portraying the beauty of nature's nurturing embrace.
While peas tolerate light frost, ensure good drainage is present to prevent seed rot.
botanical-name botanical name Pisum sativum
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 12-60 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

As lovers of cold weather, peas are a great crop to grow in late winter and early spring. Direct sowing the peas during winter allows them to emerge as soon as conditions are right. Since peas grow well with the support of a trellis, plant the seeds next to an arbor, fence, or other supporting structure.

Peas plants can handle light frost, so don’t worry if temperatures drop after the seeds germinate. But since the seeds are prone to rot, make sure you sow them in an area with excellent drainage.

4. Arugula

A close-up of arugula leaves basking in sunlight, showcasing their lush green hues. The tall foliage boasts deeply lobed contours, accentuating its robust and healthy growth, adding a touch of nature's elegance to the scene.
A versatile crop that appreciates direct winter sowing, arugula offers a refreshing addition to salads.
botanical-name botanical name Eruca sativa
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 4-8 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-9

There’s nothing quite like a salad made from peppery arugula to brighten up an early spring day. And fortunately, arugula is a crop that works well when direct sown in wintertime. I typically grow baby arugula in rows, with four to six seeds per inch and three to four inches between each row. You can also sprinkle the tiny arugula seeds across an area to grow a dense carpet of flavorful green.

When it comes time to harvest arugula, grab a knife or pair of scissors and cut the leaves about an inch above where they form. This will leave the smallest leaves behind to continue growing. Arugula plants tend to fade after three or four cuttings, so plant another round of seeds for a late spring harvest.

5. Kale

A close-up of kale leaves revealing a deep green hue, hinting at their rich nutrient content and freshness. The crinkled texture adds dimension, suggesting their hearty resilience and natural appeal, inviting culinary exploration and healthful indulgence.
Various kale types require specific fertilizers to thrive in different seasons.
botanical-name botanical name Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 18-24 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

No matter what type of green you’re after, there’s a kale for you. ‘Dwarf Blue Curled’ kale is perfect for soup, ‘Lacinato Dinosaur’ kale is ready for salads, and tender baby ‘Red Russian’ kale is great for green smoothies. All of these varieties grow well when you direct sow them during the winter. Like most greens, you can either sow the seeds close together for baby greens or employ wider spacing for mature plants.

Since kale plants are brassicas, they require a high amount of nitrogen to thrive. I recommended applying a small amount of high-nitrogen fertilizer like blood meal to provide the seedlings with a boost, as well as a slow-release fertilizer like finished compost or feather meal.

Regardless of the type of organic fertilizer you choose, remember that microbes must transform the nutrients into a plant-available form before your kale can absorb them. Fortunately, the warm temperatures that cause kale seeds to germinate also encourage the microbes to get to work.

6. Carrots

A line of carrots rests nestled within the rich, dark soil, their slender forms hinting at the promise of sweetness and nutrition. Tender green leaves peek out from the earth, heralding the growth of nature's bounty.
Direct sow carrot seeds in well-drained soil to prevent rot, enhancing root growth.
botanical-name botanical name Daucus carota
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 10-16 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

If you choose to direct sow carrot seeds in winter, choose an area with excellent soil drainage. This keeps the carrot seeds from rotting while they wait to germinate and allows them to produce long, thick roots. If you want to improve soil aeration and drainage, loosen it with a broad fork and/or mix in a few inches of finished compost. Just make sure you don’t provide too much nitrogen since this leads to healthy greens but spindly roots.

Since carrots are so slow to germinate and require moisture throughout the germination period, they’re especially well suited to winter sowing. Covering the area where you’ve planted your carrot seed with a layer of row cover or clear plastic can warm the soil, trap moisture, and help speed up germination. Once your carrot seedlings emerge, thin them so they’re one to two inches apart.

7. Beets

A pair of fingers delicately cradle a small beet seed, ready for planting. The gardener's hand hovers above the rich, dark soil, poised to gently deposit the seed into its new home, fostering growth and nourishment in the earth.
When planting beet seeds, space them three inches apart, considering some seeds contain multiple seeds.
botanical-name botanical name Beta vulgaris
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 12-30 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

When you’re sowing beet seeds, remember that sometimes each “seed” actually contains two to six seeds. Unless you grow monogerm seeds, this is the case. Since each of these produces more than one beet seedling, plan your spacing accordingly. I like to space three inches apart and then thin the seedlings as necessary. If you let the seedlings grow big enough, you can use the delicious greens of the discarded plants.

Red beets like ‘Early Wonder’ and ‘Detroit Dark Red’ might be the first on your list of options to grow, but don’t forget about vibrant golden beets like ‘Touchstone Gold’ as well as pink and white striped ‘Chioggia.’

No matter which variety of beets you opt to direct sow, remember that the greens can tolerate frost but not extreme cold. So, if you receive a late cold snap after the seeds have germinated, cover the tender seedlings with a layer of straw mulch or a piece of row cover.

8. Cauliflower

A close-up captures tiny cauliflower seedlings emerging from dark soil, their delicate stems reaching skyward.  The heart-shaped leaves of the seedlings unfold gracefully, hinting at the promise of future harvests and verdant growth in the garden bed.
For optimal growth, plant cauliflower in spring for cooler climates and fall for warmer ones.
botanical-name botanical name Brassica oleracea subsp. botrytis
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 18-36 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

Depending on where you live, cauliflower can make a great spring crop. Since it requires about three months of cool, long days to produce healthy heads, growers in colder climates have an easier time growing it in spring. If you live in a warmer climate, it’s better to transplant seedlings in fall and let them overwinter or wait until the fall to grow cauliflower.

If you choose to direct sow cauliflower seeds this winter, remember that these plants get big! I recommend laying some type of mulch on the ground and planting two to three cauliflower seeds every 18 to 24 inches.

Once the seedlings are about an inch tall, you can thin them so there’s only one plant per group. The plants will continue to grow and be ready to harvest in late spring or early summer in most areas.

9. Broccoli

A close-up showcases broccoli seedlings reaching upwards, displaying their delicate green leaves and slender stems. The young plants exude vitality as they stand tall, basking in the nurturing light, promising future growth and harvest.
A cool-weather crop, broccoli does well when directly sown in winter for a head-start in spring.
botanical-name botanical name Brassica oleracea subsp. italica
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 18-36 inches
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

As a cool-weather crop, broccoli grows best in spring and fall. Direct sowing broccoli during winter gives the seeds a leg-up in spring, and allows them to germinate as soon as conditions are right.

The ideal spacing for direct seeding depends on the broccoli variety you’re growing. Plant traditional heading broccoli varieties like ‘Belstar’ and ‘Di Cicco’ 24 inches apart. You can plant sprouting broccoli seeds like ‘Burgundy’ at this 24-inch spacing or plant the seeds as close as 12 inches. Regardless of the spacing you choose, plant multiple seeds at each site and thin to one seedling once the seeds germinate.

10. Bok Choy

Flourishing in rich, dark soil, bok choy seedlings exhibit slender, tall stems that elegantly uphold their leaves. The promising growth of these plants reflects their vitality and potential for a bountiful harvest.
Planting Bok Choy in rows with a few inches between plants is recommended for optimal results.
botanical-name botanical name Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 12-14 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

If you’re looking for an easy crop to direct sow this winter, bok choy is a star. These plants grow well at varied spacings, and if you space the seeds too close, you can thin out small seedlings and enjoy them as baby bok choy. And if the plants get away from you during a busy spring gardening season, chop and saute the bok choy or ferment them for kimchi.

I like to sprinkle a line of bok choy seeds in a row, with anywhere from two to six inches between individual plants. As with all winter-sown crops, make sure the area where you plant the seeds has excellent drainage. When seedlings emerge, keep an eye out for pests, including slugs, aphids, cabbage moths, and harlequin bugs.

11. Tatsoi

White rectangular pots filled with rich mulched soil, providing a nurturing environment for tatsoi vegetables. Each round and glossy leaf reflects the plant's health, embodying the potential for delectable and nutritious homegrown produce.
This plant is highly cold-tolerant, making it ideal for winter sowing.
botanical-name botanical name Brassica rapa subsp. narinosa
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 6-10 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

If you haven’t heard of tatsoi, think of it as a cousin of the more popular bok choy. It has a similar taste and growth habit but sports thinner stems and smaller leaves. Since it’s even more cold-tolerant than bok choy, it’s an excellent candidate for wintertime direct sowing.

When planting the seeds, you have two main options. The first one is to space them four to six inches apart in a row or square-foot gardening layout so the plants have enough room to mature into full-sized heads. Another option is to sprinkle seeds in a row with multiple seeds per inch. When the plants are three to four inches tall, cut the top half to use as baby greens and keep the bottom half so they keep growing.

12. Radishes

Bright red radishes emerge from the dark soil, a vibrant contrast against the earth. Their lush green leaves stretch out, absorbing the warm rays of the radiant sunlight, a picturesque scene of nature's abundance.
For successful radish planting, spacing seeds appropriately is crucial.
botanical-name botanical name Raphanus sativus
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 4-8 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

You can direct seed all sorts of radishes in winter, from small red ‘Cherry Belle’ to larger ‘Miyashige White Daikon.’ The exact spacing of the seeds depends on the variety, but most radishes grow well, with one to two inches between each seed. I like to plant rows of radishes to keep things neat.

While radish seeds break up compacted soil, remember that poorly-draining soil causes the seeds to rot before they germinate. Ensure any extra moisture from rain or snow drains through or away from the soil surface!

13. Cilantro

Lush cilantro plants display serrated leaves, rich in deep green hues, exuding a fresh, earthy aroma. Each leaf boasts delicate serrations along the edges, illustrating the plant's robust growth and vitality.
Cilantro loves cool weather, and can be planted in clusters with minimal seed requirements.
botanical-name botanical name Coriandrum sativum
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 4-10 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

While you may associate cilantro with summer dishes like pico de gallo and tacos, this herb thrives in cool weather. Sprinkle some cilantro seeds in your winter garden, cover them with soil, and by the time you forget about them, you’ll see little green seedlings poking up from the ground!

Cilantro is pretty versatile in terms of plant spacing. Plant a cluster of three to four seeds every six to eight inches, or sprinkle a row of seeds. Remember that cilantro continues to grow as long as you leave the smaller leaves. You may only need to plant a handful of seeds to end up with an adequate supply of this herb.

14. Dill

Vibrant dill plants, lush with greenery, sway gently in the breeze, evoking a sense of abundance and vitality. Their delicate, feathery leaves spread gracefully, creating a picturesque scene that invites admiration and appreciation for nature's beauty.
For faster germination, plant dill seeds in a cold frame or cover with a row cover.
botanical-name botanical name Anethum graveolens
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 6-48 inches
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

A must-have herb to accompany new potatoes and create vibrant salad dressings, dill is a good candidate for direct sowing. The seeds require warmer temperatures to germinate, so planting the seeds in a cold frame or covering the seeds with a layer of row cover speeds up the germination process.

In spring, cut dill plants multiple times before they go to flower. However, the plants eventually grow upwards and produce beautiful yellow umbels perfect for jars of pickles. To have a continual supply of dill foliage, direct sow a new round of dill seeds every two to three weeks.

15. Columbine

Healthy poppy and columbine seedlings flourish in the damp soil. A stark contrast emerges as brown, dried poppy and columbine seed heads peacefully settle on the ground, a testament to the cycle of growth and nature's ever-changing beauty.
Directly sow columbine seeds in your garden during winter to anticipate spring emergence.
botanical-name botanical name Aquilegia spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun or Part Shade
height height 12-30 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

As a native wildflower primed for direct sowing, columbine seeds are used to waiting out the cold winter outdoors and emerging in spring. Sprinkling the seeds in your garden in winter allows you to get a jump on spring during a slow time of the year.

Since columbine requires two to three feet of space to shine, you can either sow seeds at this wide spacing or opt for closer spacing and thin the seedlings. Any columbine is a good candidate for direct sowing, but I recommend choosing a species that’s native to your area since it will be well-adapted to the growing conditions.

16. Larkspur

Tall purple larkspur flowers stand gracefully, their hues contrasting against the verdant foliage. In the backdrop, a colossal tree dominates, its branches adorned with abundant leaves, creating a rich tapestry of greenery and natural splendor.
A beautiful flower attracting various pollinators, Larkspur should be sown in winter.
botanical-name botanical name Consolida spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun or Part Shade
height height 12-36 inches
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-11

A beautiful flower for mixed plantings and cutting gardens, larkspur also attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Larkspur seeds struggle to germinate at temperatures above 55°F (13°C) and don’t transplant well. They do best when you direct sow them during winter. Sprinkle the tiny seeds on the ground, then cover them with a thin layer of compost or soil.

Keep an eye out for the seedlings once winter turns to spring, and thin the plants so they’re four to six inches apart. Although you can grow larkspur without support, I recommend using a trellis or piece of netting to help keep the plant’s tall flower stalks upright. Some larkspur varieties to check out include ‘Shades of Blue’ and ‘Galilee Blend.’

17. Rudbeckia

A close-up showcases a green pot resting on a wooden table. Inside the pot, a delicate rudbeckia seedling emerges, its tender leaves adorned with a soft, fuzzy texture, promising growth and vitality.
Direct sow Rudbeckia seeds in winter or spring, spacing them many inches apart.
botanical-name botanical name Rudbeckia spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun or Part Shade
height height 24-36 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

The most famous member of the Rudbeckia genus is ‘Black-Eyed Susan,’ but you can find plenty of other stunning perennials within this genus. No matter which species and variety you select, you can try your hand at direct sowing in winter.

Since Rudbeckia works well with other perennial wildflowers, you can mix seeds together to create a wildflower blend, then sprinkle this mix in open areas. When warmer temperatures arrive, the seeds emerge, and the healthiest plants will grow into flowering plants. You can also direct sow Rudbeckia seeds 12-24 inches apart in perennial gardens.

18. Echinacea

A wooden table displays brown pots filled with rich, dark soil. Inside the pots, delicate echinacea seedlings emerge, their slender green shoots reaching toward the light, promising future blooms and natural beauty.
When sowing in winter, protect Echinacea seeds from birds by covering them with compost.
botanical-name botanical name Echinacea spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun or Part Shade
height height 36-48 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-8

Also known as coneflower, Echinacea is a must-have in just about any type of garden. The hardy plants require little care, and the flowers attract critters ranging from bumblebees to finches to hoverflies.

To direct sow echinacea in winter, sprinkle the seeds in an open area, then cover them with a layer of compost or straw mulch. Many birds find the seeds delightful winter snacks, so protecting the seeds is essential.

19. Foxglove

A rectangular plastic container, transparent and pristine, nurtures delicate foxglove seedlings, each promising life and growth. Their tender, veiny leaves stretch gracefully, absorbing the warm sunlight, embracing nature's gentle caress as they prepare to flourish and bloom.
These plants add dramatic beauty to gardens with tall flower spikes of bell-shaped blooms.
botanical-name botanical name Digitalis purpurea
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 24-60 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-9

If you’re looking for a flower to add some beautiful drama to your garden, put foxglove on your A-list. The plants send up tall flower spikes covered with bell-shaped blooms that work well for cutting. And since the plant self-sows readily, you can plant the seeds once and then enjoy new plants for years to come.

If you don’t see flowers the first year, don’t worry. Foxglove plants are biennials, meaning they produce foliage in their first year and flower the second year. 

20. Sweet Pea

Sweet pea seedlings with green leaves and delicate tendrils, flourishing in a sunny yellow pot. These thriving seedlings, standing tall and full of life, showcase the potential for a beautiful display of sweet pea flowers.
Growing sweet peas involves direct sowing seeds in winter, spacing them 4-6 inches apart.
botanical-name botanical name Lathyrus odoratus
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 36-72 inches tall
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-10

Not only are sweet pea flowers elegant, but they also fill the air with an unmistakable sweet fragrance. And since these plants are cold-weather stars, they provide a dose of color in the garden when the majority of other flowers are still waiting to bloom.

Growing sweet peas is much like growing edible snap peas or snow peas. Direct sow so seeds are four to six inches apart in a row. Provide a trellis that the plants can wrap their tendrils around, and pinch the top of foot-tall plants to encourage the production of more flowers.

Final Thoughts

You don’t have to wait until warm temperatures arrive to plant seeds in your garden! Direct sow any of the above seeds in winter to get a jump start on your growing season.

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