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Have you considered growing a vegetable garden this fall? Some people think that they can only plant vegetables during the spring for an early to late summer harvest, but there are plenty of vegetables that you can begin planting at the end of the summer or in early fall. These vegetables not only prefer to grow during the colder months, they actually thrive during them.
So, if you’re looking to take advantage of this unique opportunity to grow great tasting vegetables in the colder months, you’ll have to figure out which options best to meet your personal needs. You can come up with some great choices by visiting Seed Needs – Quality Flower Seeds, Herb Seeds, and Vegetable Seeds. Or you can keep reading and discover our favorite fall veggies that you can begin planting really soon.
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As part of the brassica family, kale is a very hardy vegetable that truly thrives in the fall and colder months. This vegetable is crisp, cool, and as far as leafy green vegetables are concerned, it’s one of the most popular choices available today.
So many people have jumped on the kale bandwagon that it’s not even funny, and they are eating this dinosaur-like vegetable because it tastes great, it’s very healthy, and it’s easy to grow. So begin planting in the beginning of August and you can harvest your fresh kale during the fall right when the cold weather begins to arrive.
Another excellent option to grow during the fall is lettuce. We like recommending it because there are a wide variety of choices like Romaine, iceberg, dandelion greens, arugula, Batavia, butter lettuce, endive, and more.
The beauty of growing lettuce is you can wait all the way until the temperature begins to drop in September before you begin planting. So choose some your favorites from the options mentioned above, and remember to harvest them during the winter.
Collards are one of the most perfect vegetables to grow if you plan to begin planting when the autumn season kicks in. It’s such a hardy plant that can handle even the coldest weather, so it’s definitely a great option for those looking to grow veggies during the fall.
Since they grow in very cold climates, you can start planting in the early fall. By the time winter rolls around, you will have some sweet tasting plants ready for all of your family members and friends to appreciate.
Beets are a phenomenal option to begin growing during the fall because these vegetables thrive during the cold weather. In fact, your beets are going to grow better when the temperature drops then they will when it’s bright and sunny outside all the time.
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Many people in Florida and other parts of the US can grow beets all year round, because even during the winter in Florida, it gets cold enough to grow this amazing vegetable. So begin planting in early or even mid-autumn and your beat plants will begin thriving in no time.
5. Mustard Greens
Mustard greens are a solid choice to grow during the fall because they love the cooler weather and they are quite easy to plant and grow. Again, this is another vegetable that loves the cold, so if your first frost is on the horizon, plant these veggies around three weeks before that date.
These tubers are excellent to grow in the fall. It’s the ideal time of year because when you grow turnips in the colder weather, they actually taste wonderful. They taste better than they would if they were grown in the summer. So begin planting them in early fall to grow the best tasting turnips you’ve ever had.
Some of us like to grow our vegetables in the spring. Others would love to grow veggies during the fall, but never know what to plant. Now you know which veggies thrive in the cooler weather, so start planting them at your earliest convenience.