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Fall Gardening: 10 Vegetables for Fall Harvest by Hopkins County Master Gardener Phyllis Kitten

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We all love the cooler days that Fall brings, but is my garden finished for the season?  Not necessarily.  Here are 10 options to plant now for fall harvest.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are not always the most popular vegetable at the dinner table, but they are a perfect addition to a fall garden. They will hold up well in an early frost.  Easy recipe:  cut in half, season with salt & pepper, toss with olive oil and place on a cookie sheet in 375’ oven for 20-25 minutes.  (Little burnt pieces are especially crunchy!)

Beets

Beets are a great fall vegetable. Soak the seeds overnight for quicker germination.

Beans

Green beans are fast producers. Choose from the full gamut of varieties for your favorite fall recipes.

Broccoli

Enjoy this vitamin-packed vegetable this autumn. Sow directly into the garden in late summer for a fall harvest.

Collards

Collards are packed full of vitamins & these hearty greens taste best after frost exposure.

Green onions

Green onions can be direct sown in late summer and will survive winter if not harvested.

Lettuce

Lettuce loves cool weather! Plant in late summer to early fall to enjoy in an autumn salad.

Peas

Peas grow well in cool weather. Choose a short season variety for an autumn harvest.

Radishes

Radishes are one of the quickest maturing crops at 4 weeks from seed to harvest.

Don’t forget that all of these will grow well in containers. They simply need direct sunlight, good fertilized soil, and water.

 

 

 

 

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