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Gardeners can replant some summer vegetables, such as peppers, when their existing plants stop producing. Tomatoes, squash and cucumbers can also  produce before cold weather arrives. (File Photo/MSU Ag Communications)
August 1, 2013 - Filed Under: Cole Crops, Vegetable Gardens

JACKSON – The vegetable garden’s homegrown goodness can last well into the fall and early winter with proper care.

Summer vegetables, such as tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and peppers can all be replanted this time of year for a second harvest, said Rebecca Bates, Mississippi State University’s Extension Service coordinator in Lincoln County.

July 10, 1997 - Filed Under: Cole Crops, Vegetable Gardens

By Norman Winter
Horticulturist
Central Mississippi Research & Extension Center

Most Mississippians think spring is the best time for gardening. But if you haven't tried a fall garden, consider putting one in now because it can be the best garden you have.

Fall-grown produce is better because it ripens in a cooler, less stressful time of the season. It suffers less from sunburn or sunscald, and fall has fewer insects and diseases.

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