My garden is starting to have big empty areas where things have been harvested, and are gone. Not quite ready to let go of the gardening season yet, I did some research on what I can plant now, that will mature before it gets too cold.
I was happy with what I found:
Arugula - a leafy green like lettuce but very strong and spicy tasting. Arugula matures in 30 days but can also be picked a few leaves at a time while the plant is still growing. Harvest after the first frost.
Radishes - Since radishes mature in only 25 days, you can continue to plant them until about 3 weeks before the usual first frost. Try to harvest them before the first frost.
Carrots - because carrots can be harvested and eaten almost any time after 2 or 3 weeks, you can plant them now and start eating a them in the middle of September. When the frost comes, cover the ground with mulch and you can continue eating them till the ground begins to freeze. At that time, pull them all up.
Parsnips, Beets and Brusselsprouts - These were mentioned as also being a good fall crop but I don't like them, so I really didn't look into them very much.
I am going to prepare my soil and sow my seeds this afternoon, and pick up some mulch this weekend to cover the ground. I am excited!
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