Friday, September 24, 2010

The First Signs of Fall in New England

Yes, it's hard to believe but Fall has just arrived here in New England. Since the first few days of September--where we had a last blast of steamy summer weather--the daily temperature's been hovering around 64F-75F, the first signs of the impending change in the seasons. Well, today I finally saw leaves changing their colors and these are the first couple of them to drop in my backyard.

The changing season also brings to mind the fall vegetable growing season. Among the first greens that come to mind are hardy ones like collard, kale, mustard, escarole, swiss chard and brussels sprouts. Also in full bloom in the Fall are spinach, arugula, lettuce, snap peas, green beans, broccoli, cabbage and bok choy. Other Fall favorites include beets, sweet potato, turnips, rutabaga, cranberry, pumpkin, radish, leeks and fennel. As you can see, there is no shortage of vegetables that you can plant in your garden in the Fall.

So get busy!

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