Cool-season veggies grow best at temperatures averaging 15° cooler than those needed by warm season types. Many have edible leaves or roots such as lettuce, spinach, carrots, and radishes. Others, like artichokes, broccoli, and cauliflower are grown for their immature flowers. A few, like peas and broad beans produce edible seeds. Most cool-season vegetables can endure short periods of frost. For best results, you need to grow them to maturity in cool weather, otherwise they can turn bitter tasting, or bolt to seed rather than producing edible parts.
To learn more, come be part of Orange Home Grown’s first FREE education class at the OHG Education Farm! OHG is so excited to be partnering with the UC Cooperative Extension Orange County Master Gardeners. Master Gardener Brian Hale will be presenting this talk at 1:30pm on Saturday October 1st at the OHG Education Farm, located at 356 N. Lemon Street. We hope to see you there!