Out with the Old and in with the New! Plant for a Fall Harvest

 Last weekend, I harvested the rest of my carrots that I planted this spring to make room for another succession. 

Last weekend, I harvested the rest of my carrots that I planted this spring to make room for another succession. 

Although it is hot and smoky outside, now is the time to plant for a fall harvest. What can you plant now and harvest in the fall? A lot of the cool weather veggies that you planted in early spring are great to grow again for the fall. Plant varieties that will mature in 60 days or less. Our first frost in Missoula is September 27th, so anything planted should be harvested before then or able to withstand frosts. 

Vegetables that you can plant now for a fall harvest:

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  • Beets

  • Carrots

  • Kale

  • Lettuces (look for varieties that can withstand heat)

  • Mustard Greens

  • Radishes

  • Turnips

  • Garlic (Wait to plant this in October, and then harvest it in the spring!)

If you really want to nail down your crop rotation, check out this "Can I Grow That Here?" worksheet from MSU Extension to plan and schedule next year's seeding and planting from spring through fall.

Tip: Put the seeding dates that you want to remember as a reminder on your phone or day planner so you won't forget!