The Fall Equinox is upon us, the summer harvest is winding down, and the temperatures are beginning to drop. Have you considered growing a winter garden?
If you didn’t have a chance to grow your own starts (young plants) in a seed tray, not to worry! A variety of cool weather plants – arugula, broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts – are available at many local nurseries. Urban farmer, Kelly Wood, demonstrates how she transplants kale starts into her winter garden bed. Kale, a cruciferous vegetable, is a hearty and very healthy green that gets sweeter in the cooler months ahead.
If you live in a climate that will tolerate growing a cool weather crop, consider planting starts for a try!
Kelly Wood grows produce and flowers, raises chickens, goats, bees, and her family on a five acre property within a mile of downtown Portland. Learn more at Amaranth Produce.