Summer days are winding down and it’s time to think about your fall harvest. It’s time to get those fall crops in the dirt so they’ll be blooming and mature before the temperatures drop. These fall plantings will be great for fall soups, thanksgiving meals, and roast veggie dinners when the weather starts to get chilly. So get out in the dirt and squeeze out those last bits of summer into a great vegetable garden. The possibilities are endless with these autumnal veggies. So put your gardening gloves on, and get planting!
Hardy carrots are a great fall vegetable to roast, and they’re so easy to grow yourself. You’ll want to harvest the carrots once they begin to develop color
The quintessential Southern green, its leaves grow sweeter after a frost. It can usually be harvested all winter.
These humble veggies have recently experienced a surge in popularity, and they’re a great fall and winter vegetable to grow in your garden. They can even withstand frost, so they’re likely to stick around even in cold conditions
This superfood is just one of the leafy greens that grow well in the fall, and nothing can rival the taste of a salad made with home-grown lettuce.
Beets can be continuously sown from late spring all the way into late summer and early fall. They’re very low-maintenance, making them a stellar laid-back addition to your fall garden.
These colorful purple-and-white streaked bulbs will be a beautiful addition to your fall garden. They’ll flourish alongside your carrots and radishes
Kale’s crinkly blue-green leaves are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. For a more ornamental variety that will add bright purple color to your salads, plant ‘Peacock Red’ kale.
Cauliflower can grow in the summer or the fall, so plant this crop in the middle to the end of the summer for a bountiful fall harvest.
No fall table is complete without a plate of charred, roasted broccoli. Plant these seeds alongside your cauliflower for a colorful harvest.
Also called bok choy, this mild-flavored Asian green is almost too pretty to eat. It’s great in stir-fries.
Cabbage gains the most flavor when it grows in cool weather, so the fall is the perfect time to grow this leafy vegetable.
Radishes are one of the quickest-growing fall plants, reaching their ideal harvest point in just four weeks. They’re a great addition to fresh salads or slaw.
Information gathered from SouthernLiving.com
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