Gardening isn’t just a spring activity. Here are some plants that you can grow at home this fall season with the Egg Garden.
Broccoli is a great choice for a cool-season crop that can grow in the fall. Broccoli is rich in vitamins and minerals, and is a good source of Vitamin A, potassium, folic acid, iron, and fiber. As a cool-season crop, broccoli can germinate in soil with temperatures as low as 5°C (40° F), though most gardeners start broccoli indoors if growing it from seed.
Lettuce is a popular hydroponic crop and is exceptionally easy to grow in cool weather. Lettuce comes in all sorts of different colors, shapes, and tastes. This plant can be used for salad ingredients year round.
3. Swiss Chard
Another cold-tolerant plant is Swiss Chard, a member of the beet family. Swiss chard grows best in the cooler temperatures of the spring and fall, making it an ideal plant for this list. Swiss chard can be served cooked or raw, and is high in vitamins A and C.
Kale is an extremely adaptable plant and will grow in colder temperatures. Kale is very rich in iron and other nutrients such as Vitamins A and Vitamin C. This plant is a great way to add nutrition to your diet during the cold months.
Spinach is another super–cold-hardy plant with a short maturity time which makes it ideal for planting in the colder months. Although similar to lettuce in it’s growing conditions, spinach is more versatile in both its nutrition and its ability to be eaten raw or cooked. It is higher in iron, calcium, and vitamins than most cultivated greens, and one of the best sources of vitamins A, B, and C. A good variety of spinach for planting in the fall is ‘Winter Bloomsdale’.
Fall Gardening Tip: Broccoli that matures during cool weather produces healthy heads that taste sweeter than those you pick at any other time.
Fall Gardening Tip: Be sure to check the frost date in your region to properly prepare for the colder months.