Autumn is setting in and you wonder what seeds it is still possible to plant before the frost? It is indeed possible to continue planting during the months preceding the onset of frost. Preparing a winter vegetable garden is also an ingenious trick to take advantage of early spring harvests!

What vegetable seeds to plant in the fall?

When the end of summer comes, during the period extending from the end of August to the end of October, it is the right time to make a winter garden. Indeed, thanks to the high temperatures of the summer months, the ground still retains a certain heat in autumn. Thus, the roots continue to grow and develop. It is therefore still quite possible to sow many vegetable seeds before it gets too cold:

  • broccoli
  • the carrot
  • the celery
  • rhubarb
  • cauliflower
  • the rutabaga
  • chives
  • turnip
  • winter radish
  • rocket
  • spinach
  • parsley
  • lamb’s lettuce
  • beet
  • garlic

This is also a good time to replant cabbage and chicory seedlings.

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What are the benefits of a fall vegetable garden?

The arrival of freshness involves several advantages for the gardener. If the weather is in line with the seasonal norm, the rainfall plays in your favor and watering is no longer really relevant. The rains are normally abundant in the autumn period and they are enough to water the vegetable garden.

Additionally, you can set up a mulching 5cm thick to help you with that. This will have a double advantage: it will keep the heat on the ground and limit weeding. In addition, unwanted insects withdraw and no longer come to disturb the plantations. As indicated The worldthe mulch will prevent hoeing, the pests will have gone to hibernate a fortiori from the first frosts, so you won’t have much to do […].”

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