Thinking of planting some fall vegetables? Here is a list of some veggies that you can add in your homestead, for a delicious fall harvest.
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Beets are one of the most ideal crops for a fall harvest. You can sow beet seeds directly outdoors. Alternatively, you can also soak the seeds to boost the germination process.
If you are living in a warmer climate, you can sow the seeds in late summer behind taller crops for some shade. And when the temperature cools down, you can already remove the tall crops to let the beets thrive.
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Beans are some of the easiest crops to plant. They grow pretty quickly and can produce a lot of harvests until winter.
Beans are also very ideal for succession planting even in the glaring heat of summer. Like beets, you can sow beans directly into the soil.
TIP: If you are planning to grow pole beans, you can add a trellis.
This veggie can also be sown directly into the soil during the last few weeks of summer, for a perfect fall harvest. You can also opt to plant broccoli from transplants.
TIP: Since broccoli is sensitive to frost, cover the growing buds with a thick cloth during winter.
Like beans, radishes are also one of the quickest crops to mature, in just 4 weeks from planting them. And like beets, you can also sow them behind taller crops during the summer for some shade.
5. Brussel Sprouts
These sprouts love the cold, and would often thrive in cool climates even during the summer. But if you live in a warmer climate, you can start growing them during fall and winter.
TIP: Start planting Brussel Sprouts indoors during the summer and transfer them outside during fall.
Have you ever tried roasting turnips? They are easy to grow in the fall garden and can thrive during winter.
You can directly sow them into the soil in late summer until early fall. You would know that the roots are ready for harvest once they start popping up from the soil.
REMINDER: Smaller turnip roots are relatively more tender to remove.
7. Green Onions
These are some of the easiest crops to grow. In fact, you can even grow them indoors with just soaking their roots in a glass half-filled with water.
Green onions also thrive in cool weather, so you can start planting in late summer. You can sow the seeds directly in the garden.
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These greens are very popular in Southern gardens because they are easy to grow anywhere, like green onions. They also thrive in cool weather during spring and fall.
TIP: Collards harvested during winter have a sweeter taste because of the frost.
This veggie is one of the fastest crops to grow, and can even mature in just 6 weeks after planting it. You can directly sow the seeds outside, 3 months before the first frost date.
Like collards, lettuce thrives in the cold. You can plant some seeds during late summer to early fall to enjoy fresh salad during winter. You can also plant lettuce indoors from transplants, by just soaking the roots in a glass half-filled with water. Or you can also try using a grow bag.
Kale also thrives in cool weather and can do just fine in your homestead even during the coldest winter nights. You can directly sow them into the soil during late summer or early fall.
Want a step-by-step guide on how to start planting cool weather veggies for fall? Watch this informative YouTube tutorial video by Gary Pilarchik:
These are just some of the veggies you can plant during late summer or early fall, to enjoy some fresh harvest during the colder months. Remember to water them daily, and cover the veggies with a thick cloth just in case the frost stunts their growth.
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