Winter vegetable gardening in northern va

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Hi all,

I’m planning to try a fall and winter vegetable garden for the first time and wanted to get some tips from others in the area who do this. I’m in northern Virginia zone 7b. My initial plan is to set up a couple of low tunnels with row cover (eg agribon) and one low tunnel with plastic sheeting. Any thoughts on what vegetables can withstand a full winter with row cover only, and what weight is required? and is the the make-shift greenhouse necessary for some crops or would I be better off growing everything under a couple of layers of row cover.

I plan to grow greens, herbs, and root crops that have some frost tolerance. This includes less hardy things like lettuce and beets to very hardy things like winter-type kale and collards.

Any tips would be appreciated! thanks!

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