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Nov 25, 2016 9:56 PM CST
We recently professionally installed a raised (l) 16' X (w) 4' X (d)18'' garden intended to be an extended family vegetable garden and to appeal to our 3 and 5-year-old grandchildren.
Should we plant a winter garden at this time (late Nov.)?
If so, what should we plant? (We want to be water and space-efficient.)
If so, where should we obtain recommended starter plants?
We are novices. We want to be efficient, as well as provide a positive experience for our whole family.
Thanks for the advice.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 25, 2016 11:50 PM CST

Visit you local nursery (not Big Box store) and see what they have in the way of winter veggies. Considering where you are, I would think about lettuce for sure. Other vegetables for winter would be things like brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, onions... These plants are usually started from seed in late summer/early fall to grow all winter. Hopefully you can find a nursery with ideas and small plants.

Good Luck!

Edited to add peas. Snap peas, sugar peas, peas.
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