Fall gardening: 5 things you should plant right now

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The weather is getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean you can let your green thumb hibernate just yet. According to the Utah State University extension office in Provo, certain vegetables thrive in Utah’s cool fall climate.

Here’s what the USU extension experts recommend planting this fall:

 

Are your friends' bounteous fall harvest Instagrams making you green with envy? Don't worry -- there's still time to sow and reap. Kale is just one of a few winter crops that thrive in fall weather. (Photo courtesy of Kate Lowe)

Are your friends’ bounteous fall harvest Instagrams making you green with envy? Don’t worry — there’s still time to sow and reap. Kale is just one of a few winter crops that thrive in fall weather. (Photo courtesy of Kate Lowe)

1. Cold-weather greens including lettuce, spinach and kale

2. Beets

3. Garlic

4. Carrots

5. Soil-improvement (cover crops like winter grains and alfalfa)

 

Need more help with your garden? Visit the USU Extension services at extension.usu.edu/utah.

 

 

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Kim calls Utah Valley home, but she spent her high school years in Australia, where she learned to drive on the other side of the road and tolerate Vegemite. Since earning an English degree at BYU, Kimberly has worked for Covenant Communications, Utah Valley Magazine, Daily Herald and Eat My Words. When she isn't writing, Kim loves traveling, teaching Pilates, and spending time with her husband and three children. Read more from Kim at talkingwordy.com.

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