Garlic! Gotta love the sweet, potent, aroma that wafts through the air when roasting it. Yummy. Last year I followed Mother Earth News planting cycle for Garlic ... Columbus Day. We lovingly tilled the soil, by hand mind you ... to try our hand at growing garlic. I was skeptical, yet, I love garlic.
And then, to my dismay, I saw the young plants bursting through the soil several weeks later. Fearing the worst, I figured the crop would be a failure as the first frost, and winter loomed around the corner.
So, once again I figured I would start from scratch in the early Spring.
Wouldn't ya know it, we drove down to the cabin in late winter/early spring and there it was, the garlic was peering at us through a light dusting of snow ... it was 4 inches tall and looking as happy and content as it could be!
There are a number of plants that you can get two crops out of each year, like radishes, spinach, beets, cabbage, kale, carrots, lettuce, etc. Planting now should get you some harvest for these by the time snow flies.
For my area (kansas city), I just google "Kansas City Planting Guide", and i found a nice little planting chart for lots of types of veggies for the area (south extreme of zone 5).
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