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Planting a Late-Summer Vegetable Garden

Put your green thumb to the test this autumn by planting a late-summer vegetable garden!  There is nothing more rewarding than creating your own garden, especially if it yields produce you can cook with!  Here are some great late-summer vegetable garden plants for you to add to your Westchester home.

Root Vegetables

Root Vegetable Garden Westchester Tree Life

Root vegetables are best planted during the late summer, and come to maturity during the cooler fall months.  This is the perfect time to plant radishes, turnips, beets and carrots.  Bunching onions such as scallions and garlic chives are also wonderful additions to your garden, and will be perfect for winter soups and stews!

Roasted Radishes

Roasted Radishes via kitchn

Get this Roasted Radishes recipe here.

Add Greens

Greens Westchester Tree Life

The health benefits of kale are very trendy right now!  Make sure you get your serving of greens by adding some to your garden!  Now is the perfect time to plant kale, broccoli, cabbage, collard greens and swiss chard!

Read how to freeze your extra greens here.

When to Plant What

Cool Season Vegetable Crop GuideThis is a great guide for mapping out your late-summer garden!  If you have missed any of the dates for your zone, simply bookmark this for next year!