Life at Casa Tyr

Winter crops

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Winter squash
We all know about the usual summer crops - tomatoes, watermelon, peppers, and so on. They're easy to grow, and you can just "pick and eat".

But if you want to grow your own vegetables, and have them to eat all winter, you have to be a little more creative. You have to think ahead about what you might fancy in the winter, then buy the seeds and plant them in time to grow! It's not rocket science, but it does take planning.

Our summer crops, of course, we can freeze, or dry, or preserve in jars for winter eating.

But there are many other vegetables that can simply be stored and eaten when you fancy - in soups, baked, or sauteed, they make all the difference to that boring winter diet!

Take a look at squash, for example. There are so many different varieties, all interesting to grow, and take very little in the way of expert care. Give them a try!