By Amanda Sears
Just because it’s fall, you don’t have to stop growing vegetables. A small poly hoop house, coldframe, hotbed or other structure can easily be built or purchased.
Inside these structures you can successfully grow and harvest most of the cool season vegetables, including radishes, lettuce, carrots, beets, turnips, spinach, onions, kale, parsley, and cabbage. Your harvest then can continue late into the winter.
Row covers can also be used to extend the season on vegetables that may otherwise succumb to a killing frost, such as tomatoes, peppers or cucumbers. Plant covers trap heat and protect the crop from cold night time temperatures.
For more details on gardening in autumn, call the Madison County Extension Office at 623-4072, or check out www2.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/id/id128/id128.pdf.