September signals the end of summer and the entrance of fall. It’s a great time to get your favorite cool weather plants in the garden so you can enjoy fresh produce all through the season. Because the season changes pretty quickly, you will need to plant these in the garden as seedlings in September (with the exception of lettuce, which grows fast). If you can start your own seeds a few weeks early, you will save tons of money and help to increase your family’s personal sustainability.
Deep green and delicious, broccoli is easy to grow and easy to prepare. It’s also packed with nutritional benefits. Raw in a salad or steamed with other cool weather veggies, broccoli can’t be beat!
Don’t know it ‘til you try it. Collards are a southern staple food, and dark, leafy greens are an amazing, nutrient-dense addition to the diet.
Now that the weather is a bit cooler, you have plenty of time and the perfect conditions to grow your own salad right up until the first frost of winter. Take a look at these 5 varieties of lettuce that you should try and discover your new favorites among them!
Cabbage loves cooler weather and we love cabbage. Try your hand at fresh cabbage rolls or make your own delicious homemade sauerkraut.
Planting grape varieties in the fall gives them just the right amount of time to establish themselves before settling in for a long winter’s nap.