Veggies for Fall
People typically think about growing their own vegetables and herbs in the spring and summer, but there are plenty of edibles for the fall season as well!
- One of the most giving vegetables you can plant
- Plant a gourmet blend of lettuce from seed or purchase lettuce plants
- Snip the lettuce leaves for a tasty salad and more leaves will grow quickly for meals to come
- Spinach is a nutrient powerhouse
- Prefers sun but is one of the few vegetables that can tolerate partial sun
- Use fresh spinach in everything – from salad to pizza!
- Grow kale not only for eating, but also for the amazing texture it adds to the garden
- Kale has a nutty flavor unmatched by other cool season edibles
- Use home-grown kale in fall soups, stews and try making kale chips with different seasonings
- Tasty and diet-friendly, cabbage only has 15 calories per cup.
- Plant green or red cabbage in the garden for great round bundles of goodness
- Harvest when the cabbage head is nice and firm.
- Plant broccoli in a sunny area and keep it evenly watered
- Broccoli is versatile and can be used as a healthy snack, in soups, salads or even used in pesto
- Pick cauliflower heads when they are 6 to 8 inches in diameter and are firm, white and tight.
- Cauliflower is great for veggie trays, but get creative and try roasted cauliflower or use it as a rice substitute
- Sometimes called "blood turnips," beets provide a punch of nutrients to a meal and are a Southern favorite
- The leaves of beets can be cooked or simply tossed in a salad
- Beets are better known for their bright red root that is often pickled
- Whether used fresh, cooked or dried, onions are a staple in nearly every type of cuisine.
- Planted as bulbs, choose from white, yellow or red onion bulbs in a variety of sizes