The Beach Flats Garden is a beautiful community garden located in Santa Cruz California. We are lucky enough here to be able to grow some winter crops including lettuce broccoli artichokes kale and chard. The kale and chard planted in the spring or summer will survive all winter giving us tasty fresh greens. Artichokes are perennials that require very little work besides harvesting. Beginning in February one can start lettuce and broccoli seeds indoors for transplant. Ambitious gardeners wishing to get a jump on tomato season can start their tomato seeds indoors in February. Nurturing the little tomato plants through the winter will make them grow big and strong in time for a spring transplant.