Getting the kids back to school and heading to the lake for the long Labor Day weekend aren’t the only ways we kick off autumn. Planting cool weather crops such as lettuce, broccoli and spinach is also an activity that signals the advent of the season.
Many gardeners don’t realize that the end of summer doesn’t signal the end of home grown vegetables and herbs. There are quite a few things we can grow during the cool, short days of fall. Here are eleven of my top favorites.
Fall Vegetable Garden Tips
You can harvest leafy greens just a few weeks after planting.
Find out the first frost date in your area and compare it to the maturity dates of plants. This will help you determine what and when to plant.
Use cold frames and frost blankets to extend the growing season.