A Fall Gardening Guide: How to Grow Cold-Weather Vegetables

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Fall is the new spring! Eat from your garden well into autumn by choosing plants wisely and installing simple season-stretching devices.

By Tabitha Alterman

If you’ve already done the work of digging and prepping garden beds for spring and summer, why not make use of that space for nutritious veggies this fall? With a little effort, you can harvest garden goodies well into winter—even in snow!

carrots and beets

What You Can Grow: Cold-Weather Vegetables
Most garden greens and plenty of hardy veggies will thrive in cold weather, and many are actually sweetened by autumn’s dipping temperatures. Some cold-hardy plants, such as kale, mâche and spinach, will still be sending out tender, new leaves when it’s snowing outside. Root crops such as beets and carrots store well throughout the winter, providing four seasons of fresh flavor.

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