As fall is coming, I thought I’d send a little reminder about this, since lettuces, spinach, and many other greens can be planted as fall crops in Colorado. The farmer’s almanac is predicting that Colorado’s first frost will be October 8th (or there abouts). And many sources recommend planting your fall crops three to four weeks before that date. This works out to be early to mid-September, and some crops could have already been planted in August.
I toured Rocky Mountain Seed Company in Denver last week, and learned about some of the best crops for Colorado in the fall. If you’ve saved seed from the springtime, or are making a trip to the garden center, be sure to add some of these varieties to your planting list:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Collard Greens
- Swiss Chard
We put in some extra beets, spinach, radishes and lettuce this weekend. Also, we’ve been growing Swiss chard and kale through out the summer. These greens make great additions to our farm share.
What about you? Are you gardening? Have you ever planted crops for the fall? What do you plant?