When you plant your garden in spring, there is very little faith involved, since the results are fairly immediate…you plant your flowers and vegetables, water, and they grow, right off the bat. But when you plant flowering bulbs you’re planting a promise, because all of your efforts go unrealized for about six months.
When most people think about the vegetable garden, they immediately think of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, etc. The love the heat and humidity of summer, but fade around September. That’s when you want to start thinking about cool-weather vegetables, including lettuces, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and other vegetables that thrive as the temperatures start to drop.