Growing Cool-Season Edible

shutterstock_82021111Cool-Season Crops:

• Thrive when daytime temperatures are between 65 – 80 degrees and the nighttime temperatures stay above 40 degrees.
• Many cool-season vegetables can tolerate a light frost.
• Plant cool-season seedlings 2 to 4 weeks before the first hard frost.
• Go to the Farmers’ Almanac to find your first frost date.
• Don’t start planting too soon. Cool-season crops taste bitter when harvested in temperatures higher than 80 degrees.

 

 

 

shutterstock_252633190What to Do Now

1. Sow seeds indoors. Refer to the seed’s packet for the best time to start seeds for your garden’s USDA Zone.
2. Prep the garden: Remove weeds, amend soil and prepare a light cloth or other shelter to protect edibles from early frost.

 

 

 

shutterstock_26888203722 Cool-Season Crop Suggestions

• Arugula (rocket) • Beets • Broccoli • Brussels sprouts • Cabbage • Collards • Carrots • Cauliflower • Celery (mild winter climates) • Chard • Chinese cabbage • English peas • Fennel • Kale • Kohlrabi • Leeks • Lettuce • Mustard greens • Potatos • Radishes • Spinach • Turnip Lettuce and chard

 

 

 

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