If your garden isn’t buried under a foot of snow, it’s not too late to plant seeds. The majority of fall crops won’t be available for harvest until April, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plant them now!
- The soil is still rather warm, which is good news for rapid seed germination.
- Newly planted seeds can benefit from the good weather until the first frost. As a bonus, maintaining moist soil is less of a hassle during this season.
- It’s also a great time to sow spring flowers like bulbs.
- If you reside in a place with harsh winters and worry that no plants will survive, you may relax right now. You can start your garden early in the spring by pre-seeding it.
The next logical question, now that you know you can plant in the fall for a harvest in the spring, is what to grow. So as to further spark your imagination, let’s go over the following fall planting list:
1. Leafy greens
Kale and collard greens are at the top of the list because of their deliciousness, excellent health benefits, and capacity to withstand the cold of winter. You can still grab a couple of leaves from the garden if the temperature is above freezing. Dehydrate the leaves and use them in savory kale chips, or use them in soups or stews.
Mulching the area surrounding the plant’s base can prevent frost damage and help it survive for longer in the garden.