It’s the perfect time now to start getting a second gardening season going! Plant now for a Fall Harvest. If you plant the right vegetables that thrive in cooler weather, then you can benefit from a harvest that stretches out through September and October.
Urban Seedling In Montreal recommends: Leafy greens: Lettuce, Arugula, Mustard greens, Asian Greens, Spinach, Kale, Swiss chard, Radishes & Rhubarb.
Other good fall crops include root vegetables like beets, carrots and shallots but these are best to plant in the ground, rather than in bins.
Leafy greens can struggle during hot summer days, but can actually really thrive in spring or fall! Start removing from your garden plants that are dying and replenish them with new fresh plants for Fall. Optimize your garden space and extend your harvesting season.
*Leafy greens are planed 4 per square foot and the radish is 16 per square foot
*Plant from seedling except for the radishes
*Don’t forget to Protect against frost. Leafy greens and root vegetables do well with the cold, but not frost. To get fall plants to last beyond the end of October, they must be covered overnight to protect them from frost. Allow some air circulation.