4 Cool-Weather Crops to Grow in a Raised Garden Bed this Fall


| 9/11/2020 10:26:00 AM


Garden Grid watering herbs 

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Some home growers are intimidated by fall growing because of the cooler temperature, especially since most of their current crops are suited for summer. But a lot of vegetables thrive during fall, so you can still enjoy a bountiful harvest when the temperature drops. 

The trick is to choose the right crops. Fall is the season for growing various hardy greens that flourish in cold temperatures, such as spinach, kale, and mustard greens. Fast-growing root crops and some spring-harvested vegetables also get a second chance in autumn. Some even taste sweeter and crisper when matured in cooler temperatures.

The first step is to get the timing right for planting your fall seeds.



When to Plant Fall Seeds

Most autumn crops are seeded in mid- to late summer when the soil is dry. The timing can make it difficult to establish roots, but you have to plant early because growing days are limited. 

Indiana Gardener
9/18/2020 7:37:14 AM

I thought this was an article on fall planting, but the instructions say to sow seeds as early as___ weeks before the last frost...isn't that a spring planting guide?






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