If planting a garden has become an enjoyment of yours and a favorite past time, you don’t need to get discouraged when fall and winter are knocking at the door. There are many different vegetables that you can plant throughout the fall and winter months that will allow you to have great tasting vegetables and allow you to continue your passion in the garden. Besides planting a vegetable garden outside, there are sources of greenhouses that you can purchase and have placed in your yard that will allow you to enjoy gardening all year long and also enjoy the great tasting vegetables that you love to have.
Start planting your fall and winter vegetables around late August. Determining which climate that you live in will help you decide when you should start planting. If frost and freezing temperatures are expected before you were expected, there are small greenhouses boxes that you can purchase to place over your plants. You can also place tarps and visqueen over your plants to keep the frost off of them. Some gardeners will make their plants mobile and move them into a greenhouse, garage or the home they live in.
The vegetable that you want to plant and have vegetables off of, will need to be planted about 60 days before the frost is expected. A vegetable plant will take about 60 days to mature before you can pick and eat the vegetable. If you are unsure when the frost is going to reach your area, you can contact a local nursery or check the local farmer’s almanac. It is important to plan before you plant. If you wait too long, your vegetable plants may not survive.
Some of the great fall vegetables you can plant are:
- Brussels sprouts
Each one of these vegetables will enjoy having the crisp night’s air that creates cooler temperature and a rich source of water that is added to the soil. Each vegetable will need to plant per the directions that are required. Some of the vegetable will need to be planted 10 weeks before the frost, while other vegetables can be planted closer to the frost and will survive during the frost and snow that arrives.
Broccoli for example, needs to be planted 10 weeks before the frost is expected to arrive in your area. Broccoli also takes 70 days to reach full maturity. Plant them in late summer to make sure you have a surviving broccoli plant. Brussels sprouts mature better when planted in the late summer or early fall. The cool weather will allow the Brussels sprouts to develop quickly and will have a better taste.
Find the vegetables that are going to work the best for you and vegetables that you know you will enjoy. Carrots are a great vegetable that you can plant in late summer and receive a great crop at the end of fall. It is also a vegetable that you can plant in the late fall and have a wonderful crop in the winter. The snow and frost that lands on the carrots will leave a covering of water and nutrients that will allow the carrots to mature with great taste that you can enjoy.
Enjoy the vegetables that you have grown to love all year round. Purchase a greenhouse that you can place in your yard that will receive sunlight all the time. You will be able to plant the vegetables that you enjoy and have a great food source for your family at a small cost.