Just because summers almost over doesn’t mean you can’t continue to grow and harvest food. Many gardeners grow fall vegetables well into winter. Having home grown food beats grocery store food hands down! There are so many vegetables you can grow successfully!
Here are some seeds that you can sow for a fall vegetable harvest:
- Chinese cabbage
- Mustard greens
- Swiss chard
- Winter squash
These fall vegetables are all cool-weather crops that can be planted in late summer and harvested in the fall or early winter. They are a great way to extend your growing season and enjoy fresh, homegrown vegetables. If you grow your vegetables under cover you can extend your gardening season even longer.
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Here are some tips for planting fall vegetables:
- Start your seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before your first frost date.
- Transplant the seedlings outdoors 2-3 weeks after your last frost date.
- Water the plants regularly, especially during dry weather.
- Fertilize the plants every 2-4 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
- Harvest the vegetables when they are young and tender.
With a little care and attention, you can easily grow a bountiful harvest of fall vegetables.