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What to grow in Novemberand in the winter months. Tips for growing in the coldest months of the year. Directions from North to South.
What to sow in November
In southern regions such as Puglia, Calabria, Sicily and Campania, it is possible to sow in the open field. On the contrary, in the North, it would be advisable to sow in a protected environment and then plant the already developed plant. Excessively cold temperatures do not allow seed germination.
- carrots *
- turnip greens *
- Fava beans
- cut lettuce
- spring peas and climbing peas
- radicchio for cutting
- rocket salad
Advice on carrot cultivation
Carrots are aJollyincultivation of the vegetable garden. Whenever you decide to start sowing, carrot is the right plant!
Among the most unusual varieties, I recommend thesowingof purple carrot. The purple carrot is rich inanthocyanins.Anthocyanins are pigments belonging to the flavonoid family, have a high antioxidant power and, according to recent studies, protect the heart and prevent the appearance of certain tumors.
Those who prefer can take advantage of the online purchase: on Amazon a package of purple carrot seeds can be bought for 6.50 euros with shipping costs included in the price. For all information, I invite you to visit the page:purple carrot seeds.
Turnip greens, cultivation
Theturnip greensthey are delicious vegetables, widely used especially in southern Italy. They are famous above all in Puglia and Campania, also known asbroccoli, broccoli or friariello.In Tuscany they are called rapini and they are very versatile in the kitchen. In Naples it is very famouspizza with sausages and broccoli. The broccoli are the ones shown in the photo above.
Turnip greens are flower clusters produced by a plant belonging to the turnip family. Flowers and leaves are collected before the flowers can bloom (the flowers are very small and yellow). Harvesting is easy, you can cut the entire stem and, when cleaning, remove the damaged leaves and the hardest leaves at the base.
The sowing? Very simple, it can be sown by broadcasting between October and November, the early varieties can also be sown at the end of September. The seeds of broccoli can be easily found in Garden Centers and in the most well-supplied agricultural consortia. Those who prefer can take advantage of the online purchase where a sachet of 1,500 seeds is offered at the price of 3.99 euros, with free shipping. For all information, I refer you to the product page: sachet of seeds.
Theturnipsthey are roots with a rounded or, more rarely, elongated shape. They have a crunchy white pulp, with a sweet or slightly spicy taste. To prepare it, cut off the radicle and leaves, peel it (using a potato peeler) and cut them into cubes and then boil or cook them in the oven as you would with potatoes.
Some varieties of turnips are a bit like carrots: they can be sown all year round, including November. Also in this case, for the purchase ofseedsI would like to point out an excellent variety, very fleshy and with an elongated shape. Also useful to prepare baked in the oven, filled with cheeses. A sachet of white turnip seeds can be bought at a price of 6.56 euros with free shipping. For all product info visit “this page“.
Vegetables, fruit and vegetables of the month of November
Who is careful to always buy seasonal fruit and vegetables, you should know that in November many vegetables and a lot of fruit are harvested:
- Turnip greens or broccoli
- Green beans
- Late figs
- Rocket salad
- Jerusalem artichoke
Vegetables and vegetables to grow in autumn and winter
For a general overview of the cropstypical of this period of the year, they suggest reading two of my articles. In November, with favorable weather conditions, in the South you can continue the crops typical of the autumn period, described on the pageWhat to grow in the fall. Those who live in the north of Italy will have to focus on winter crops, listed on the pageWhat to grow in the winter.