Planting A Winter Greek Garden

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

Planting a winter garden might be something most people don’t do in many parts of our country, but after seeing my girlfriend’s garden last winter, I decided to try it for the first time. I gathered all my seeds and planned out my space according to what we need in our Greek cuisine to make many of our dishes.

Steps to a Greek Winter Garden

  1. The first step is to prepare your soil. If you have a compost bin, you’re ahead of the game! Or go to your garden store and select a good quality organic garden.
  2. We do have a worm box that we feed our scraps too, but you can purchased worm castings at your local farmer’s market.
  3. Don’t forget to fertilize your plants with a good organic mix.
  4. And if you need to add insects, such as ladybugs they can be purchased at a garden store as well.

In the first box I planted artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, and green cabbage.  In between the main plants I added various lettuces and rapini.

In the middle box, I planted sugar snap peas, beets, green bib lettuce, spinach, kale, lettuce, and parsley.

In the last box, snap peas to climb (because I love them), red lettuce, amaranth, mustard greens, arugula ,sage and marjoram .

Hopefully, if the weather behaves I will shoot current pictures as the plants mature.
So, give it a try, pick your favorite winter vegetables,  and most of all have fun!

Go Greek in the Garden!


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