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Kohlrabi is a delicious vegetable in the cabbage family. The taste is similar to a broccoli stem or cabbage heart, but milder and sweeter. It can be eaten raw or cooked.

Kohlrabi is a delicious vegetable in the cabbage family. The taste is similar to a broccoli stem or cabbage heart, but milder and sweeter. It can be eaten raw or cooked. There's nothing quite like a fresh bowl of spinach and lettuce picked straight from your own garden! Grow it, eat it, freeze it - Broccoli is full of nutrients and flavor for all kinds of dishes. Milmont Garden Center offers Self Blanche or Snow Crown cauliflower for fall. Swiss Chard is in the same family as garden beets. Fresh, young chard can be used in salads. Mature chard leaves and stalks are typically more bitter and are, therefore, generally cooked or sauteed. Chinese Cabbage, also known as Bok Choy, is a Chinese leaf vegetable often used in Chinese cooking. It is related to the western cabbage and is of the same species as the turnip. Kale is a form of cabbage, either green or purple in color, that does not form a head. Kale is a very hardy plant that tolerates most soils and rarely suffers from pests and diseases more common to other members of the cabbage family. Cabbage is a good source of riboflavin and is used in a variety of dishes, either cooked or raw, for its naturally spicy flavor. Collards loose-leafed cultivars are of the same species as cabbage and broccoli. The plant is grown for its large, dark-colored, edible leaves and as a garden ornamental. Brussel sprouts have leafy green buds which resemble miniature cabbages. Care should be taken not to overcook the sprouts, which can give them a bitter taste. Spinach is an edible flowering plant which grows to a height of up to 30 cm. This vegetable is not only delicious in a variety of recipes or salads, but is also a rich source of iron and calcium.

Vegetables to Plant in Fall

 
Fall vegetables for transplanting are usually available early August through mid-October while supplies last.

Milmont offers a wide variety of fall vegetables in both seeds and plants.  The categories below list all the fall vegetables we are currently carrying.  To check stock, please call us at (540) 943-8408.  And, be sure to check out our helpful articles about gardening, some of which are included below.

  • When planning your garden, it is important to ask a few basic questions about time, space, preferences and how you will use the produce ... (Read Complete Article)
  • The ideal soil for a vegetable garden is deep, friable, well-drained with a high organic matter content. Proper soil preparation provides the basis for good seed germination and the subsequent growth of garden crops ... (Read Complete Article)
  • Mulching is a practice adaptable to nearly all home gardens. To mulch is simply to cover the soil around plants with a protective material, organic or inorganic.  Mulches reduce weed growth, hep retain soil moisture and add nutrients ... (Read Complete Article)
  • Soil moisture ... a healthy plant is 75 percent to 90 percent water. The plant needs that much water to carry out vital functions, including photosynthesis, support (rigidity), transpiration, and transportation of nutrients and sugars to various parts of the plant...  (Read Complete Article)
  • Article: Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Article: Cole Crops or Brassicas