I have had so-so success with overwintering vegetables. I seem to do better ever year, so that is something, I guess.
Last Fall, I planted beets and cabbage under my cloche, which all got eaten by something.
I also planted a cover crop of Buckwheat. I even covered it with row cover, so the birds wouldn’t eat the seeds. I took it off once the seedlings had emerged. I’m thinking I should have left the row cover on longer, because all the seedlings disappeared shortly after I removed it.
What survived and is thriving, is the arugula, spinach and lettuce that I planted in my cold frames. Just a couple of nights ago, I made a salad from some of the lettuce!
I planted fava beans for the first time last Fall, and those seem to be doing well.
I plant garlic every year, because Matt and I both love garlic and use it in everything we cook. Since we always run out, I planted an even larger plot of it last year.
In one feed trough, are a couple of artichoke starts I got last Spring, from the West Seattle Nursery. Since artichokes are perennials, I figured they would be well suited to a container. Both plants had black aphids all over them last year, so I tried spraying them with soap spray. A lot of the leaves died and fell off, but the plants seem to be looking better this year.
In the other feed trough, I planted some multiplier onions, but there is no sign of them yet. One of the bulbs was a little squishy and diseased looking. I didn’t plant that one, but hopefully the other ones weren’t diseased as well. Maybe they will pop up this Spring?