Fall Vegetable Plants should be planted by seed by mid June, established seedlings (plants we sell in packs) should be planted in July. These Fall crops are plants that will stand cold weather. The frost will not harm them, and will actually make them sweeter. Cabbage, Kale, Collard Greens, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower are the varieties we grow for your Fall gardens.
Spinach, and lettuce can be grown from seed (direct sow in your garden) in late July.
Cabbage, Kale, Collard Greens, Lettuce, Spinach, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabi, Cauliflower, Broccoli (and other cool weather veggies) are called Cole Crops.
Cole Crops should be started either by seed in late February inside, or plants that you can purchase in march thru May. These crops will be harvested by mid June usually.
By Mid to late April we offer Tomato Plants, peppers, squash, cucumbers, beans, peas and others.
PLEASE take note; we can't control the weather. If the spring is unseasonably cool, you'll need to protect your summer vegetable plants by covering them in the spring in the event of late frost.
Vegetable plants need full sun. Beans and lettuce can grow in a bit of shade.
Make sure you have a large area dug in the ground to give the roots room to grow.
Fertilizer is very important. Feed your young plants from the moment you plant them up to when they are still actively flowering.
Water them on a regular schedule. Changes in schedule will cause irregular fruit or blossom end rot.
Keep pests/ insects away from plants by dusting them with Sevin Dust or equivalent.
Tomatoes, Peppers, Cabbage, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, squash, beans and more Just $1.89 a 4 pack or mix a tray of 4 packs (48 plants in a whole tray) for $13.99
Maintaining your fall crops takes water, fertilizer and pulling weeds. Weeds will rob your soil of moisture, invite pests to your crops.
Plant your vegetables far enough apart so air flows freely. Mold, slugs and mildew will attack plants too close together.
Little White Moths: Not so cute.
These are indication of Cabbage worms.
Sprinkle Sevin Dust on your plants to discouage them- they will eat holes in your leaves. Note: they change color with the plant. Cabbage worms are white on white cauliflower, dark green on broccoli.
To avoid sunscorch on Cauliflower, tie the larger leaves together above the head.
Harvest your crops before the flowers puff out on Broccoli, and before the lettuce starts getting tall.
Brussels Sprouts can be cut in fall and hung upside down in a cool shady space. Harvest sprouts as needed.