The end of the summer and spring months does not mean the end of your fresh veggies.
There are many vegetables that love the cooler temperatures. Here are 6 fall veggies you can plant now and still reap a great harvest. Begin with freshly harvested seeds by Seed Needs.
You will want to avoid pole beans for fall but snap beans and bush beans do well in the fall temperatures. Stay away from the pole beans. Beans are healthy sources of vitamins and minerals and they are rich in protein. They produce well, so you will have plenty to freeze or can.
Broccoli is a vitamin powerhouse. Use them in casseroles or eat them raw with dip. This is a great way to be deliciously healthy.
Good for: Vitamin B1, B6, E, protein, zinc, calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids.
Brussel sprouts will grow well until the first frost. This is a good choice for hanging gardens. If you grow them in a hanging garden, you can bring them inside before the frost kills them.
They are a source of Vitamin C, vitamin K, Vitamin B1, folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, potassium, phosphorus and omega-3 fatty acids.
Baby carrots are a sweet and tender veggie that is ready to harvest in 60 days. They can handle a light frost, but you need to get them in the ground before hard frost for best results.
Scallions or Green Onions
These tender onions can be harvested in about 30 days. The longer you wait the stronger the flavor. They are great for winter salads. Some varieties will resprout in the spring.
Spinach is a super-food. It is loaded with vitamins, iron, and minerals. It can be harvested 30 days after planting. Great in salads or used in many dishes, it is easy to use in pasta dishes.
Other veggies that do well in fall gardens include:
- Green Onions
- Peas (choose a short season seed for autumn)
Don’t forget your fresh herbs
There are a lot of herbs that thrive in fall gardens. You can plant these in a raised garden, hanging or vertical garden or with your veggies. To learn more about how to grow herbs, click here. Here are a few:
Prepare your soil before you plant. Remove your spring mulch. The soil under it is good soil for growing fall plants. Just till it and remove any weeds that may be there. You can add a layer of compost or manure to add some growing power to the soil.