by Connie Oswald Stofko
There’s a whole group of herbs and vegetables that you can grow now–from seed!
These herbs and vegetables may take a month or two–even three months– to reach maturity. By then the weather will be cool, cold or freezing, but these plants like it that way.
If you’ve never tried planting a crop of vegetables that you harvest in autumn or winter, try it this year. There are so many cool weather herbs and vegetables to choose from: basil, carrots, collard greens, lettuce, peas, radishes and more.
The most challenging part is figuring out when exactly to plant, but Patti Jablonski-Dopkin, general manager at Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market, laid it all out in our previous article.
Bonus tip: Last year I planted peas in my garden bed and had a problem with rabbits. I used bird netting over the plants, but the rabbits were able to find their way in. This spring I planted my first crop of peas in window boxes hanging from my porch railing. Small trellises in the window boxes offered support. The rabbits couldn’t touch the peas! I’m ready to plant my second crop.