Lacinato kale (left) and lettuces flourish in autumn’s cooler temperatures. If covered, they can last into winter and sometimes come back in spring.
PHOTO: BARBARA DAMROSCH
Plant radishes every 30 days until fall’s first killing frost ends their season.
Carrots make a sweet, crunchy addition to your fall garden crops.
Lacinato kale and sunflowers thrive in the cooler fall temperatures.
Plant lettuces for fresh greens in your fall garden.
Grow lettuces deep into winter by planting in a cold frame. Black-painted bottles of water tucked inside will store solar heat.
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Plant cover crops such as oats, winter wheat or rye in any empty beds to overwinter. In spring, till them under or chop them in using a heavy hoe.
Even working in the fall garden is more pleasant, now that summer’s intense heat and humidity have gone by.