Planting Cold Weather Crops


 an assortment of cold weather crop seeds 

As August first arrives on Cape Cod, many gardeners begin to think about planting cold weather crops.  Due to the insulating effect of the Atlantic Ocean, we usually do not see a good frost until November.   This means that we can grow one last set of crops before winter arrives.

Prior to setting out the seed store, we made a cold weather crop wish list.  We turned it into a scavenger hunt for the kids.  We would plant what we could find.  Not only did they remember what was on the list, they also now have made the connection that these can grow in the cold.  I love it when they learn things without even trying.




8/11/2012 1:57:00 PM

Melissa, last year I made a lame attempt to fall garden. The Mesculin and lettuce did well. The carrots and broccoli were a bust. I just haven't been able to grow broccoli or and of the night shade vegetables. I'm not sure why but I'm great at warm summer crops but lousy at spring and fall crops. Maybe I'll get better with practice. :0) Have a great fall garden planning day.

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