5 Cool Season Vegetables ...

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There’s no reason to have to give up gardening because cooler weather is approaching. There are plenty of veggies that can be grown later in the year. Here are just 5 cool season vegetables for you to choose from. If you’ve already tried growing some of these, then you know just how easy they are to raise!

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Beets

Plant beets by July for a fall harvest. There are white, yellow, and red varieties of beets. Even the greens can be picked when young and used in salads. The green tops are actually more nutritious than the root part.

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Rutabagas

Plant rutabagas by July in order to harvest them by the fall. Rutabagas are also known as Swedish turnips. They are a cross between a turnip and a cabbage, but are often mashed and eaten like potatoes.

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Cabbages

This is yet another crop that should be planted no later than July in order to have a fall harvest. Cabbages can be eaten raw or cooked and they are also an excellent source of vitamin C. These are easy to grow and all you have to do is watch out for the cabbage worms.

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Leeks

The middle of August is the best time for planting leeks if you want to harvest them once the weather cools down. Leeks are great in soups. These plants belong to the same family as onions and garlic, but they don’t have as strong of a flavor as onions and garlic plants do.

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Swiss Chard

In order to harvest Swiss chard by the fall, plant it by mid-August. Red Swiss chard has stems that are brightly colored and they can really add to the drab appearance of a fall garden. These leafy vegetables take around a month to grow. Most people cook up the leaves and eat them with salt and vinegar.

There are plenty of other roots and leafy veggies to choose from for a fall garden. Some of them only take a month to become fully mature and able to be harvested. What types of fall vegetables have you raised in the past? Did you have much success with them?

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