The last quarter of the year, the “Second Spring,” is an opportunity to sow and plant some cold-hardy vegetable crops. Some vegetables grow quickly and can be harvested before winter; others overwinter for early spring harvest; and some can even be harvested throughout the winter, depending on your climate. Winter share CSAs will be much more in demand as the locavore movement grows, as will year-round demand for local foods in stores and markets. After all, people eat year-round!
Pam Dawling writes for Growing for Market magazine. She has been growing vegetables at Twin Oaks Community for more than 20 years, where the gardens feed 100 people on 3.5 acres. Her book, Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres, was published this year.
Visit www.sustainablemarketfarming.com for more information.
Buy her book, Sustainable Market Farming.