Every season comes with its own batch of fruits, veggies, and herbs. Farm-to-table restaurants tend to create their dishes according to what’s in season, meaning everything is fresh. So, you know, if a place is offering watermelon in winter, it may be a little sketchy.
Fall can be a tricky time for things to grow as the weather gets colder, but these are some crops that are designed to thrive over the next few months.
Kale is like spinach’s trendy cousin who everyone has wanted a piece of over the last few years. The green is rich in vitamins A and C, iron, and magnesium, and goes brilliantly in smoothies. As it is a tough plant, it will continue to grow into winter, and frost can actually improve its flavor.
Mint is a herb that can stimulate and soothe at the same time. Yes, it loves sunshine, but planting it in the middle of a hot, dry spell isn’t ideal, which is why August is a great time. The easiest way to grow mint is from cuttings or plants that have already germinated and are producing leaves.
One veggie that loves cooler conditions is the radish. Not everyone is a fan, thanks to its peppery taste, but if you love it, you love it. Make sure to water these little guys regularly so they reach their full flavor potential.