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  • 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!

     

     

    Lettuce

    - 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

    - 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!

     

    Kale

    - 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

     

    Cabbage

    - 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.

     

    Broccoli

    - 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

     

    Cauliflower

    - 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

     

    Beets

    - 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

     

    Onions

    - 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

     

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