FALL AND WINTER HEIRLOOM VEGETABLES
Many heirloom vegetables are very well suited to cool season gardens or Fall and Winter gardens. The time to plan your Fall garden is in early July, as the planting takes place late July through August. Most varieties are planted from 8-10 weeks prior to the first frost date. For a great guide from Dave's Garden on first and last frost dates across the USA by zip codes, click the link. Insert your zip code, click "Go" and you'll see the frost dates by percentages- very informative on planning both your Spring and Fall gardens!
Confused as to the timing, planning and planting for a Fall and Winter Garden, especially in your area? We've written a great article that walks you through the details. See How to Plan for Fall and Winter Gardening for the full story. There is also the second volume of The Heirloom Times for you to read with great information, items and ideas on getting your garden planned and planted for the fall.
The following seeds have been selected to give you the best results in your Fall and Winter garden. These heirloom seed varieties will all do well in cooler seasons, giving you a sweeter and richer flavor than most people experience from the traditional Spring and Summer gardens. Cool season crops are centered around the cooking and salad greens, as well as all of the root crops.