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Plan and Plant Your Fall Garden Now

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  • As your summer garden winds down, now is the time to plan and begin planting your fall crops, many of which thrive in cool weather
  • Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens and kale prefer the chilly fall temperatures and taste even better with a touch of frost
  • Due to their frost tolerance, hardy fall vegetables such as arugula, Brussel sprouts, parsnips and spinach will continue growing and producing in your garden for a few weeks after the first hard frost
  • Semi-hardy vegetables such as beets, carrots, lettuce and Swiss chard can be damaged by a hard frost and should be harvested ahead of time

By Dr. Mercola

While you may think of planning for and planting a garden as primarily a spring chore, not all vegetables require the summer sun to thrive. Cool weather vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens and kale — members of the cabbage family — prefer chilly fall temperatures and taste even better with a touch of frost. Let's take a closer look at 20 nutritious vegetables you may want to include in your garden this fall.


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