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What Fall Veggies to Plant in Sacramento

Fall vegetables are rolling into our nurseries. The seed racks are restocked for the fall vegetable planting season. Rows upon rows of vegetables are now in the nursery nestled in their flats waiting for customers to come in and choose what they want to grow.

Plant your fall vegetable garden now. Reap the rewards of healthy vegetables directly from your garden. Fresh and delicious. But how do you choose?

A Vast Variety of Veggies

Arugula, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Garlic, Leeks, Lettuce, Kale, Kohlrabi, Mesclun (Zesty Salad Mixture), Mustard, Onions, Potatoes, Rutabaga, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, just to name a few!

Spice Up Your Taste Buds

Arugula ‘Rocket Salad’ adds texture to salads. Arugula has a peppery and nutty flavor that adds zest to your salad. Try it as a topping for your pizza. Plant by seeds or plants when available.

Beets like Detroit Dark Red or Bull’s Blood are high in Iron. Very nutritious. Add color and tang to any salad. Detroit Dark Red has a tender, buttery-sweet taste. Great for canning, pickling and eating fresh. Bull’s Blood is primarily grown for its tender, sweet red foliage. Plant by seed or plants when available.

Bok Choy (Pak Choy) is used in stir-fries, steamed, or added to soups. Very nutritious, high in calcium and vitamin C. A few varieties are Tatsoi (Baby Bok Choy) or White Stem. Plant by seed or plants if available.

Broccoli is packed with nutrition. High in vitamin C, calcium, potassium and iron. Tasty raw or steamed. Diplomat, De Cicco, Packman, Romanesco and Waltham 29 are varieties that do well in Northern California. Plant by seed or plants when available.

Garlic benefits the immune system, and is the perfect complement to many foods. It provides wonderful aroma and flavor to most dishes. Roasted garlic is delicious. Elephant Garlic, Chesnoke Red, Spanish Roja and California are a few of the wonderful varieties of garlic that we carry. Plant from cloves.

Rutabaga is a delicious, firm, sweet root and a must for hearty soups and casseroles. Mash just like potatoes, add chunks to soups and stews. The tops are edible too. They make tasty sauteed greens. Grow from seed.

Sorrel is a hardy perennial. The leaves have a lemony, spinach flavor that add a punch to salads. Grow from seed.

Crimson and Clover…Over and Over!

Not feeling like planting a fall garden to replace your summer garden? Plant a cover crop like Crimson and Clover or Fava Beans!

Planting a cover crop brings many benefits. Cover crops are called “Green Manure”; they cover the ground in the winter, smothering weeds, fixing nitrogen from the air and turned into the soil into late winter helps improve soil structure. Other benefits include: preventing erosion, enhancing drainage, inhibiting weeds and attracting beneficial insects. You can plant a winter cover crop now or until late October.

More Inspiration?

Check out our Veggie Planting Calendar for details about when to plant your favorite veggies.

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