List of 10 Herbs and Vegetables to add to your Garden this Fall
We all know with back to school time and a slight chill in the air Fall is coming our way. There is still time in most climates to cultivate these plants and have a green and delicious garden well into late Fall. These are some of our favorite plants for Autumn planting. Not to mention the weather is cooler and it is easier to plant!
Arugula is fast growing and honestly if you can give it a lot of sun during the shorter days, you can almost grow this year round if the environment is not too harsh.
During the Fall a few light frost will not hurt Basil. It grows quickly and is probably our favorite herb. It never stays around to long on the homestead! We plant this constantly in all types of small areas.
We love the taste of beets and how delicious they are especially when they are young. With this in mind you can grow them quickly and harvest them much younger during the Fall.
Broccoli is just a bit tricky. It really needs to be started inside during the summer if you want it to be growing in the Fall. You can transplant it as soon as the weather cools, since Broccoli do not like the heat. Once it is outdoors enjoying the cool weather, you can keep it growing for quite a while.
Now cabbage takes a while to grow pushing eight or nine weeks to become fully mature. They do however survive really well during the cold and can handle down to twenty degrees Fahrenheit! This may give you enough time even if you are starting a bit late.
We can not get enough of carrots as these are Happy Homesteader’s favorite vegetable. However carrots do not like the heat very much so we get to plant them all through the growing season. What most folks do not know is that carrots get sweeter during the light frosts of Autumn, yum!
We find cauliflower to be one of those picky plants. It really thrives in the Fall since Cauliflower does not like it too hot or too cold. So basically it is a win-win for us and the plants!
While these are another plant that can be planted all year long, they taste better and are more nutritious after the first frost. Try and harvest them at about 80% of their size for the least bitter and most tasty version. Another five week grower that does well even late into the year.