Holman's Horticulture: The simply satisfying broccoli
The first frost of the fall is typically around Halloween for Wilson County. Most of the vegetables listed need around 60 days to reach the first harvest. Broccoli, for example, needs to be planted around the third week of August to reach a mature head. A few years ago, we had a mild December, and I remember still harvesting broccoli on New Year’s Day. Broccoli can withstand a light frost and covering cool-season vegetables with a row cover can help extend the harvest throughout the first part of winter. Many types of frost cloths can be purchased that can help protect cool-season vegetables down into the mid-20 degree marks.
Updated Sep 4, 2018 at 6:30 AM