Consider this your official reminder that it's not too late to start your fall garden!
Many of us have had an especially warm summer, but cooler weather will be here before we know it, so we are officially planning our fall garden! Here is the best part, you have time! For a successful fall harvest, you should plant your seeds about ten weeks before the first frost in your area.
Need some inspiration on what to plant? Below are 10 of the best vegetable to grow for fall!
Vegetables that can survive light frosts (in the 30 to 32˚F range) like beets, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, green onions, potatoes, Bibb and leaf lettuce, mustard, parsnips, radishes, spinach, and Swiss chard are great for planting this time of year. Even hardier vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, kale, leeks, rutabagas, and turnips can survive temperatures as low as 20˚F. Upon thawing out, these hardy vegetables will continue to grow between freezes!
Tip: Plant your seeds deeper in the fall than in the spring. Typically, the ground is warmer having just come off the hot summer months—by planting your seeds a little deeper than the package suggests, you’ll be able to get them down to where the soil is cool and moist.