In the fall when there's a slight chill in the early morning air and there are shorter days and reasonable humidity, that's the time to plant cole crop vegetables. Many people mistakenly think these fall season vegetables are called cold crops. Cole is different than cold. “Cold” refers to temperature. “Cole” refers to a group of plants belonging to the Brassicaceae or mustard family. Even though you may not be interested in the botanical name, you will love these vegetables.
The group of cole crops includes: broccoli, cabbage, collards, brussel sprouts and a variety of greens like mustard, turnip or collard. Each of these Cole crops have several common benefits:
Tips on planting cole crops:
Growing any of the cole crops will not only fulfill your gardening desires this fall, but also can fill you with healthy foods as well. How cool is that?
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture