Garden Crops for Fall Planting
Here’s the link I promised to my Year-Round Gardening Course:
This weeks edition of 5 Minute Fridays covers what crops you can plant for fall and winter harvests. We also talk about when you should be planting those crops.
All crops planted for fall and winter harvesting should be planted roughly 6 to 8 weeks before your areas average first frost date.
There are 3 broad groups of vegetables that you can plant for fall and winter harvest from your backyard garden. 1. Root Crops 2. Leafy Greens 3. Brassica Family Crops.
Root crops you can plant for fall and winter harvest include Carrots, Beets, Turnips, and radishes.
Leafy Greens you can plant for fall and winter harvest include: Lettuce, spinach, arugula, mizuna, Asian Greens, Bok Choy, Tatsoi, Swiss Chard, Claytonia, Dandelion, Mache, Endive, and Sorrel
Brassica Family Crops you can plant for fall and winter harvest include Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Kale.