Fall Veggies.

first_imgFall gardening is great, because it’s getting cooler and you can spend more time in thegarden. Just remember that now is the time to get ready for fall production.One of the main quests for fall gardeners is a consistent supply of produce through thefall and winter. This usually is accomplished by staggering plantings of vegetables on aseven- to 28-day schedule.These early plantings during hot weather are a gamble. But it’s not a bad gamble. It’ssort of like “pay your money and take your chances.” Cauliflower D* Mid-July – September 14-21 Radishes D* September – October 7-14 Chinese cabbage T** September – October 21 Crop Planting Period Days Between Planting *D – Direct-seeded, **T – Transplants. Use the shorter planting interval for early plantings. Many of the fall vegetable cropsplanted in the summer to early fall will mature much faster than those planted in latefall, due to the higher temperatures.Carrots, spinach and beets don’t germinate well during hot weather, so it’s easier toget a stand with these crops when the weather cools off in late September and earlyOctober.Here are the planting dates and intervals for the fall vegetable crops adapted tostaggered plantings. Cabbage D* Mid-July – October 21 Spinach D* Late August – early October 21 Carrots Mid-August – mid-October 21 Cabbage T** August – October 21 Collards D* Mid-July – November 21 Fall Veggie Table Broccoli T** August – early November 14-21 Beets Mid-September – October 21 Collards T** August – November 21 Cauliflower T** August – September 14-21 Mustard greens D* Mid-July – November 21 Turnips D* Mid-July – November 21 Broccoli D* Mid-July – early October 14-21 Chinese cabbage D* Mid-August – mid-October 21-28last_img