Answer: Planning for a fall garden is a bit tricky. For some plantings, such as peas and beans, you need to calculate backwards from the average first fall frost date and add about a week or so (to allow for the slowing of growth as the season progresses) to the maturity date. In addition, the more cold tolerant vegetables such as cole crops, carrots, greens, and radishes can sometimes be kept going long after frost by use of a cold frame or other form of protection. You can try successive plantings or earlier and later maturing varieties to try to maximize your harvest window. For specific timing and suggestions you might find a book on intensive or square foot gardening helpful. One I like is "Square Foot Gardening" by Mel Bartholomew ISBN 0-87857-340-2. Enjoy those fall veggies!
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