Cool-Season Vegetables

Fall is a popular time to plant vegetables, and there are lots of choices for your veggie garden. It’s the season for greens of all sorts. Sow your edible landscape with mustard greens, spinach, lettuce, kale, collard greens, and cabbage.

All of these vegetables are high in Vitamins A and C, and many also contain high levels of important nutrients such as calcium and iron. Other cool-season vegetables include cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, celery, and radishes.

Because the sun dips more to the south in winter, you may need to relocate your garden to a sunnier part of your yard. Many cool-season crops can be planted multiple times throughout the growing season, providing an extended harvest.

Carrots being held by man in field
Photo by Joe Larson, USDA/NRCS.

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