The weather is cooling down and the fall harvest is coming, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t planting to do! Check out these rad veggies that can be planted in the fall:
Lettuce is a great source of vitamin A. Plant seeds about ½ inch into soil and be sure the soil is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Harvest the lettuce when it reaches full size.
Kale grows best in full sun, but partial shade works too. Leaves will grow larger if given a lot of space to do so. When it comes time to harvest, the young leaves are great for salads, but if you would like to cook the greens, allow them to reach full size.
Plant garlic cloves in the middle of the fall in a sunny location about 4-6 inches apart. Place them an inch or two below the soil and harvest when most of the leaves have turned brown.
Did you know that beets have more iron than spinach? An even better reason to get them in the soil this fall! Plant them in full sun and about an inch into the soil. Beets do best when they are planted 3-4 inches apart. Harvest them after a hard frost and store in a cool place.
Plant radishes four weeks before the first expected frost. They can be planted one inch into the soil and one inch away from each other. You could say that radishes are a bit more friendly than beets. Radishes grow quickly and can likely be harvested before the weather gets much cooler.