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    Cool-Weather Edibles for Fall and Spring Harvest

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    Salad greens, sweet root crops, and peas are cool-weather vegetables for fall and spring harvest. These edibles want to get their start in warm soil—either in the mid- or late-summer garden for autumn harvest or indoors or undercover for spring harvest; they eant to come out of the garden while temperatures are cool—averaging in the […] More

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    Fall Harvest Vegetable Varieties

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    Fall harvest crops are planted in mid- to late-summer.  These cool-season crops get a quick start from seed or seedling in warm summer soil and come to maturity in the cool days of autumn. Choose crop varieties with shorter days to harvest; some cabbage takes 90 days to harvest; other varieties are ready sooner. Choose varieties […] More

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    Vegetables for Fall Harvest

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    Leafy greens, root vegetables, and members of the cabbage family are good fall harvest crops. These crops can be planted in mid- to late-summer for fall harvest. Fall harvest crops are generally cool-weather crops, the same ones commonly planted in late winter or early spring for late spring or early summer harvest. Where autumn weather […] More

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    Late Summer Vegetable Garden

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    Begin to think about harvest in mid to late summer. Warm-weather crops will be ready then. Keeping the soil evenly moist as crops finish maturing is important; you will stop watering many crops just a week or two before picking to concentrate flavor. Succession planting of summer crops where there is enough season left before […] More

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    Chinese Vegetables: Cool-Season Varieties

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    Chinese vegetables, sometimes called Oriental vegetables, favored in Chinese and Asian cooking are easy to grow. They are tasty, vigorous, and highly adaptable. Most are fast-growing and suitable for small gardens and containers. Chinese vegetables can generally be broken into three groups: those easy to grow in temperate regions with cool and cold winters, those […] More

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    Cool-Season Vegetable Varieties Listed

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    Cool-season vegetable varieties are legion. Check with neighbors and friends to see which varieties they’ve had success with. After a season or two, you will find personal favorites. Here are several varieties for autumn, winter, and spring planting. If you are growing in a cold frame, you can get any of these started between late […] More

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    Cool-Season and Warm-Season Crops

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    The time for sowing depends upon where you live. What to plant depends upon the season and weather. Vegetables are generally divided into two categories: cool-season crops and warm-season crops. Cool-season crops and warm-season crops: Cool-season crops should be planted so that they mature when the weather is cool, either in spring or early summer […] More