The fall season isn’t exclusively pumpkins and squash, there are plenty of fall crops to add to your harvest. Having a fall and winter harvest has its own benefits. Rather than working under the blistering sun, the weather becomes much cooler. The majority of fall and winter crops are low maintenance. The best part is that cold weather reduces the chances of encountering pests and diseases!
The cool temperatures allow its taste to be richer and flavorful! You can grow arugula alongside lettuce to grow a lettuce blend.
If you want to harvest a fast-growing crop, beets are one of the options for you! It matures under colder conditions, and some can be left in the garden closer to freezing temperatures.
The best time to grow broccoli is during the fall season. The taste is sweeter and able to handle light frost.
Carrots will have a sweeter taste when they’re grown in the fall season. You won’t feel rushed to harvest since their taste is better when they’re matured!
Cauliflower is considered an “all year round” crop. The cooler weather from the fall season allows it to grow well.
Green onions are easy to grow, grow well in colder weather, and are fast-growing!
The best part about kale is that it’s frost tolerant! The leaves continue to have a deep green shade, as the colder weather emerges.
Another fast-growing crop choice includes lettuce, as it takes 30 days to harvest. You can continue to enjoy those healthy greens!
This fresh herb is beneficial in and out of the kitchen. It’s recommended to grow in a container for an easier transition to indoors.
Just like other vegetables on this list, the colder weather improves the taste quality. Spinach can handle a light frost and grows great during late winter.
Having a fall harvest allows you to enjoy your garden when the colder weather approaches!