Consider these cool weather veggies for your garden for fresh harvests well into the fall! You can plant these veggies directly in your garden or even in containers if you are concerned with cooler temperatures. If they are planted in containers, they can be moved into a sheltered location to protect them until it is safe to put them back outside. In the pictures below you'll see bunching onions that I harvested from my own small apartment balcony. Gardening can be done any where!
They are very hardy and will take well to cooler temperatures, so planting in containers and moving them indoors may not be necessary. They will also keep growing past your first frost. If you are still concerned about cooler temperatures with an "in ground" planting, then you may consider using row covers as a means of extending your harvest or protecting plants that are already established.
Late season planting has its benefits, it decreases weed competition, quick germination and reduces insect pressures. You should also be aware of the benefits YOU will reap! Lowered grocery bill, knowing where your food is coming from, convenience of just walking out to your yard and the opportunity of an extended new or experienced hobby to name but a few.
On site here at Veseys we have displayed raised organic gardens for the public to view. These gardens have shown great results with all early, mid as well as late season plantings. It just "grows" to show that you don't need a lot of space or many plants to supply you with a great amount of fresh veggies to harvest. These planter boxes would ideally suit a family of four all season as well as fresh picked veggies to use for preserves to enjoy during the winter months.
Pictured above also shows you a planter box that has hoops. These hoops are ideal to drape row covers over to give plants room to grow and will also extend their harvest time
As you can see, planting can still continue even now as well as further into the fall. Cooler weather can sometimes even bring certain veggies a tastier flavor. So bundle both yourself and your garden up and continue to enjoy what you love to do!