Top Ten Things to Plant Now For Fall and Winter Harvests (Plus One)
Hey Folks! The majority of backyard gardeners only plant a summer garden. That means that they totally miss out on some wonderful veggies that thrive and actually taste better in the fall when the colder nights and weather sets in. Cold weather actually signals the plant to store up energy in the form of glucose or fructose. These sugars help protect the plant against frost and actually make it taste way sweeter. That is why greens, root crops, and other veggies have a much better flavor profile when harvested in the cool temperatures of fall. The other huge benefit for fall gardening is reduced weed pressure. I don’t know about you, but better tasting produce with less weed pressure sounds pretty good to me.
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