Fall Gardening

September 5, 2011

If you had a garden this summer, you may have saved money at the grocery store by reducing your need to pay for fresh vegetables. What you may have forgotten though, is that it’s not too late to plant cool weather crops that will grow right up until the first frost.

The easiest and quickest way to get a new harvest is to buy established plants from a nursery if they are still available. However, you may also have luck planting seeds at this time of year. Some crops that do well in cool weather are:

  • Any kind of lettuce. Now’s the time to expand your salads to include all those different kinds of greens you’ve wanted to buy, but couldn’t afford. We often get a bumper crop of arugula in the spring and fall, something that’s quite expensive in the grocery store.
  • All kinds of greens including spinach, kale, collard and swiss chard
  • Peas
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower


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