Gardening is one of the best parts of summer time. There’s nothing like having fresh fruits and veggies all summer long and into the fall. But did you know that you can plant well into the fall and have a fresh garden into the late fall and early winter months? What are the best fall crops to grow and how do you keep them healthy? Read on!
- Broccoli is a great fall crop to grow. It does well in cooler weather and has a low susceptibility to pests. It will flourish into September and go well with warm fettuccine alfredo to warm you up in the fall weather.
- Carrots are good for your eyes and the most popular vegetable in the world. They are good for planting in September or October for fall harvests.
- Since lettuce is the base of almost every salad, it is one of the most useful crops you could grow in your garden. Luckily, it is also easy to raise and take care of. It blooms through the first couple of frosts of the seasons and only requires up to 5 hours of sunlight per day.
- Complete the salad that you already have growing in your garden with snow peas or snap peas. They thrive in cool weather and look pretty growing throughout the fall season. This is also a good fall crop to grow for split pea soup!
- Onions and leeks can both grow in the fall. While leeks are a little bit more difficult since they’re harvested for the stalk rather than what is underground, they are still a good fall crop. Regular white or yellow onions tend to grow the best in the fall and can easily tolerate a frost, especially since they’re grown underground.
Don’t let fall get you down. Keep up with your gardening and harvesting well into October and early November with the above fall crops. Just make sure you continue to get them as much sun and water as possible.
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Source: Vegetables to Grow During Fall