The Veggies of Fall are Growing!
Fall plantings of many vegetables thrive if planted in August to early October, depending on the plant.
In late September, garden volunteers planted cole crops (broccoli, kale, collards, Napa cabbage, tat soi), spinach, and crimson clover – a soil enriching winter cover crop – on the berm adjacent to the tennis courts next to the Library parking lot.
Some of our kale dates from June, and it is still producing many of its nutritious dark green leaves, which are rich in nutrients including vitamin C.
The berm garden was also enhanced with untreated lumber borders to make a real raised bed there.
Want instant salad? This lettuce in containers is an example of fall crops that can be planted on a balcony, driveway, or roof!
All harvests go to the Arlington Food Assistance Center, and so far this year, the Central Library garden has contributed over 400 pounds of fresh produce to help AFAC feed those in need in Arlington.
Photos and info thanks to Don Webber.