Leon Piper | Mornings producer

Winter is just around the corner, and with the cold weather and rain comes uncertainty about what to plant but vegetable plants will thrive.

Vegetable plants

Many plants aren’t the biggest fans of dark mornings and cold temperatures, but thankfully, many vegetables are. Gardens from Eden and 98five plant pro Colin Barlow joined Mike for his usual Friday morning segment, and discussed some vegetable varieties that love the winter weather.

Savoy cabbage (Brassica Oleracea Var. Sabauda L)

A lovely cabbage variety that works well in a pot, and can be harvested one leaf at a time, or all at once.

Brussels sprouts (Brassica Oleracea Gemmifera)

Some love them, some hate them, but brussels sprouts are a great addition to a winter garden.

Broccoli (Brassica Oleracea)

An old favourite, this comes in several varieties to choose from.

Kale (Brassica Oleracea Group Acephala Group)

Great for smoothies to keep you healthy, this is another fantastic leafy addition.

For all of Colin’s tips, including advice on controlling citrus pests and bulb planting, check out the full video:

Colin joins Mike on Mornings every Friday from 9am. Tune in from anywhere via our online player.