It is that time of year when you want to start thinking about planting a fall crop in your vegetable garden. When your spring and summer crops have run their course, you can pull those plants and replace them with more veggies that will grow well in the weather as it gets colder going towards winter. We are sharing a list below of the best plants for a fall crop.
Fall crops are a lot of fun because they give you some veggies as the weather starts to turn cold and you can use them for delicious soups and warm hearty recipes. Before you plant, you will want to make sure the plants will have enough time to grow before it gets too cold. Most of these grow fairly fast or are cold hardy so you should be able to plant in mid to late summer. Some of these that grow faster can even be planted in September (like lettuce and radishes).
Some of these are even great for freezing for later use. So grow all the ones you want, and then harvest your crops and freeze them for use over the winter. This will save you a lot of money on frozen veggies and they will taste better because they will be garden fresh. Here are the seeds you can plant for a good fall harvest…
Planting a fall crop in your garden
- Swiss Chard
- Mustard Greens
- Bok Choy
- Winter Squash
- Brussel Sprouts
If you have a hard time finding seeds or plants for these now, then watch for them next spring/summer and buy them so you have them on hand when you are ready for planting a fall crop in your vegetable garden. I hope you are able to get your fall crop planted and enjoy a hardy harvest.
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