Pike Nurseries: Types of veggies to plant for fall edibles

Pike Nurseries: Types of veggies to plant for fall edibles

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We typically think about growing our own vegetables and herbs in the spring and summer, but there are plenty of edibles for the fall season as well!

Lettuce
 - One of the most giving vegetables you can plant
 - Plant a gourmet blend of lettuce from seed or purchase lettuce plants
 - Snip the lettuce leaves for a tasty salad and more leaves will grow quickly for meals to come
 
Spinach
 - Spinach is a nutrient powerhouse
 - Prefers sun but is one of the few vegetables that can tolerate partial sun
 - Use fresh spinach in everything – from salad to pizza!

Kale
 - Grow kale not only for eating, but also for the amazing texture it adds to the garden
 - Kale has a nutty flavor unmatched by other cool season edibles
 - Use home-grown kale in fall soups, stews and try making kale chips with different seasonings

Cabbage
 - Tasty and diet-friendly, cabbage only has 15 calories per cup.
 - Plant green or red cabbage in the garden for great round bundles of goodness
 - Harvest when the cabbage head is nice and firm.

Broccoli
 - Plant broccoli in a sunny area and keep it evenly watered
 - Broccoli is versatile and can be used as a healthy snack, in soups, salads or even used in pesto

Cauliflower
 - Pick cauliflower heads when they are 6 to 8 inches in diameter and are firm, white and tight.
 - Cauliflower is great for veggie trays, but get creative and try roasted cauliflower or use it as a rice substitute

Beets
 - Sometimes called "blood turnips," beets provide a punch of nutrients to a meal and are a Southern favorite
 - The leaves of beets can be cooked or simply tossed in a salad
 - Beets are better known for their bright red root that is often pickled

Onions
 - Whether used fresh, cooked or dried, onions are a staple in nearly every type of cuisine.
 - Planted as bulbs, choose from white, yellow or red onion bulbs in a variety of sizes

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 - Gardening for Beginners
 - Cover the basics of gardening & what you can plant in fall
 - This Saturday, September 14 at 10am at all Pike Nurseries

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