As we head into fall, we tend to take our attention away from the garden and start to look forward to cozy nights indoors. However there are quite a few cold weather-loving plants that you can sow even now to keep your garden harvests going, and keep fresh herbs and veggies on the table! After all, having fresh produce around is an amazing way to stay healthy, which is especially important during a time like this!
A couple of things to keep in mind, a lot of veggies/herbs that do well in the spring can do well in the early fall, since they like a cooler climate. Things like garlic and peas are examples of that. Furthermore, if you live in a warmer climate like Southern California, warm weather persists for another couple of months, so this is actually prime time to grow certain summer veggie varieties.
Let this list be a starting point for your research into the veggies you plant in your garden, make sure to check if these varieties can do well in your area in particular. However, if you don’t have room, or if you’d like to grow certain veggies that may need warmer weather, you can always consider growing them indoors! If that’s the case, here are 5 veggies that you can grow indoors.
Without further ado, let’s start off with the cooler weather-loving veggies.
Lots of leafy greens are a good choice, many tend to do well in cold weather, including:
Fall/winter gardens wouldn’t be complete without root veggies including:
Finally, if you don’t have as much space to garden outdoors, or you just want to cultivate some herbs or veggies indoors, now is a great time to do so!
Since the days are getting shorter, you’ll want to get some grow lights and possibly even some heat mats to give the plants the conditions they need to thrive. I’ve already linked my previous post about growing veggies indoors, but if that’s a little too much of a jump, you can start of with growing a little herb garden by a kitchen windowsill. Make sure to include some sage and rosemary in that herb garden! They’ll come in handy for all those hearty fall and winter recipes :)
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