Take advantage of the cooler weather to grow a fall garden. In warmer parts of the country, broccoli, kale, collards, spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, and a number of wonderful herbs (like rosemary and cilantro) grow just as well in fall as they do in spring. Besides keeping fresh produce on the table beyond the summer months, there are other benefits to gardening in the fall: fewer insects and diseases to battle, less watering to be done, and less sweat to contend with. Find out how to make your fall garden a success.
These Vegetables Take a Chill
Some vegetables prefer a little nip in the air, and even taste better after a frost. Find out which ones.
Plant These Herbs in Fall
Set out an assortment of cool weather-loving herbs and you’ll be rewarded with fresh flavors for your fall meals.
So What Happens During a Freeze?
Discover what happens to your fall veggies when the temperature falls below freezing.
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Make a Row-Cover Hoop House
Give your plants a little extra warmth when temperatures fall by building this simple row cover.
How to Build a Vertical Herb Planter
This easy-to-build standing planter lets you grow fresh herbs or lettuces right outside your door.
How to Condition and Plant a Bale of Straw for Gardening
When it comes to thrifty, versatile ways to garden, it’s hard to beat a bale of straw. Here’s how to start your own.
Collards with Ham and Cornmeal Dumplings
Comfort food doesn’t get much better than this warm, hearty combination of ham, cornbread, and fresh collards.
Fresh and crisp, this salad has a touch of tang thanks to slices of Granny Smith and a dash of red wine vinegar.
Braised Brussels Sprouts
Don’t like Brussels sprouts? This citrusy, savory recipe may change your mind.
Red Lentil and Collards Soups
Serve this hearty, succulent soup on a chilly evening and you’ll soon be feeling warm and satisfied.
Tender and juicy, these flavorful greens are a delicious, vegetarian twist on cooked collards.