While we’re still harvesting the last of the late season tomatoes, beans and peppers, we’re also starting a new season of planting. It’s time to turn our attention to cool season crops.
While seeds generally need warm temperatures to germinate, many vegetables can produce well into the fall season. Good candidates for fall planting include:
* Greens – spinach, lettuce, chard, kale
* Root crops – beets, carrots, turnips
* Cole crops – Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli
Resources on fall gardening can be found here and here. The average first frost date in DC is November 14th, and if you add a floating row cover such as remay or put up some hoops, you can garden well into winter.