Fall is here, my favorite season of the year! And while most people are only thinking of the clean-up left to do before putting their gardens to bed for the winter, it's actually a great time to squeeze in some last-minute crops. Certain plants, like basil and cucumbers, thrive in hot summer temps, but there are many that grow much better in cooler weather, actually preferring those light fall frosts. Plant these in your garden for late-season interest and a kick to your autumn dishes. But remember, most of these are only hardy down to 28 degrees Fahrenheit, so if nighttime temps threaten to dip below that, use frost covering to protect these fall beauties.
Lisa Kronwall, WGC Horticulturist