Although we are in the middle of a hot summer it is time to think about your fall garden. We have put together a list of “tried and true” cultivars of cool-season vegetables. These recommendations come from UGA’s Vegetable Planting Chart. The transplants or seeds should be easy to find at your local feed-and-seed store or easy to order from seed catalogs.
Broccoli – Marathon, Packman, Patriot, Premium Crop, Bravo, Decathion
Cabbage – Blue Dynasty, Bravo, Early Round Dutch, Rio Verde, Green Jewel
Carrot – Chantenay, Scarlet Nantes, Sweetbites, Sweet Delight
Cauliflower – Absolute, Early Snowball, Graffiti (purple), White Magic, Symphony
Collard Greens – Blue Max, Georgia Southern, Hevi-Crop
Kale – Vates, Dwarf Siberian, Blue Armor, Blue Knight
Lettuce – Butterhead, Romaine, Buttercrunch
Mustard Greens – Florida Broadleaf, Southern Giant Curled, Red Giant, Savannah
Onion, Green – White Portugal
Onion, Dry Bulb – Burgundy, Excel, Grano, Red Creole, Savannah Sweet
Radish – Cherry Bell, Scarlet Globe, Champion
Spinach – Melody, Winter Bloomsdale
This is not an exclusive list of what will grow well in Georgia but a good list to start with. If you have had great luck with other cultivars, please let us know. It is always fun to see what others are growing successfully. Your local UGA Extension office is full of Master Gardener volunteers who have fun trying new things; find out what they are growing!
Happy Fall Gardening!
Becky is a Georgia Certified Beekeeper and works with community and school gardeners to increase beneficial insect habitat.In 2017, she created the Georgia Pollinator Census project.Ask her about it!