The fall season is the perfect time for gardeners and farmers alike to sow their favorite frost-tolerant vegetables. Whether you’re looking for a cool-season crop that can be planted in September, or an early spring planting, these 10 varieties will all grow happily in the below details conditions.
Although beets grow well during warm weather, the seedlings are established more easily under cool, moist conditions.
Broccoli plants thrive in cool temperatures, they have been known to survive temperatures as low as 28 F.
The plant will withstand frost and can be harvested until a hard freeze strikes. The best-quality sprouts are produced during sunny days with light frosts at night.
Cabbage can withstand frost down to 20 degrees or even 15 degrees F.
Carrots can survive temperatures as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit, but prolonged periods of cold results in long, pale roots.
Cauliflower can survive temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Celery tolerates light frost only.
Collard greens are the most cold resistant of any plant in the cold-hardy Brassica family.
Collards can withstand winter temps. down to 5 F. and they usually come through the cold even more flavorful.
9. Green Onions
Onions are as hardy as they come. Frosts, freezing temperatures and snow will not kill them.
10. Leafy Lettuces
Frost damage on leafy vegetables doesn’t render the plant inedible like a disease. You can harvest non-damage parts by cutting away brown areas and edges that are frost damaged and save just the leaf parts that are uninjured and your plant will continue to grow.
With the cooler temperatures of fall upon us, it’s time to start thinking about what vegetables we can grow that will tolerate the frost. Luckily, there are plenty of options to choose from. In this article, we’ve listed 10 of the best frost tolerant vegetables that you can grow in your garden this fall. So get out there and start planting! Your garden will thank you for it.