Well anyway an exception to this gloom is the fall garden, planted towards the end of the summer the green is a sight that is invigorating and makes one forget for a while the approaching winter.
Greens like collard, kale, spinach , pak choi all prefer the slightly chillier weather that is typical of the fall. Planted towards the end of August they work their magic till the snow hits the area which for us is usually late Dec or early Jan.
There are always exceptions to this rule however when some years we have had snow as early as Halloween. The frost works itself here way earlier than that but unlike the other plants that literally die during the first frost, the greens on other hand supposedly thrive and the leaves take on a sweeter note with the drop in temperature. I will know pretty soon.
Growing greens is the most easiest of all plants. They start producing literally in 2-3 weeks from the time you sow the seeds in the ground. If you trim the leaves leaving the young ones alone they produce for a long time.
Eggplants although nearing the end of the season seem to be still fruiting.
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