|Some greens, like kale and swiss chard, |
actually taste better after the first frost!
Today I planted spinach, pak choi, kale, and more swiss chard into empty spots in the potager that once grew lettuce. I used my new CobraHead Weeder and Cultivator to push away the grass cuttings I used as mulch, turn the soil a bit and break up soil clumps. It was the perfect tool for such a small job, but since it is so comfortable to use I plan to use it to prepare all of the potager beds in spring too. I threw in the seeds, covered them with 1/4" of soil, and watered. Easy as that! I should have a good fall crop of super healthy greens.
Here is some good information from the U of I Extension about planting the fall garden.
Disclaimer: I was given the CobraHead Weeder and Cultivator for free from CobraHead LLC, but that did not influence my comments.