Don't know when your frost dates are? No problem! There are many websites that offer up both spring and fall frost dates. You can also look yours up by your zip code in the good old Farmer's Almanac.
So the big question is, what do you put in a fall garden? Easy answer, colder temp loving veggies and plants that are hardy. But which veggies fall into that category? Well here are a few for you to think about......
Broccoli – It is ideal to plant broccoli seedlings about 10 weeks before the first frost date in your area. Yup, that means planting them during the last hot summer days. Because these are cooler temperature loving plants, it's important to mulch around them to help keep the ground cool and moist till the temperature drops. Broccoli takes around 70 days to reach maturity.
Brussels sprouts, Kohlrabi and Kale are also good fall veggies, but since I don't particularly care for them, we don't grow them. I know, I know, I should give them another chance, but I just don't like them. Hubby like Brussels sprouts, but no matter how many different ways we prepared kale, it just isn't our thing.So know you know, go grow! Trust me, fall gardens are not only yummy, but fun to have. With a short growing season here in Michigan, we try to make gardening last as long as possible. If you are a gardener, you get it. Summer is not the end of gardening season!!!!