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Cool Fall Crops – September is the time to think about new varieties for the fall garden. Here are our favorites for fall 2017. Rosette Tatsoi, Gala Mache, and Prinz Celeriac – from Renee’s Garden Seeds will fill the garden with flavor this fall. We love growing mache and tatsoi to throw into salads. Celeriac is a new one for us this year. It’s great in soups or roasted for mild celery flavor. Tennis Ball Lettuce and Red Werthersfield Onions – from Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants. The Red Werthersfields are long-day onions for northern climates, but we’ll see how they turn out here in the south. Tennis Ball lettuce is a black-seeded 18th century variety that was a favorite of Jefferson. Verdil Spinach and Dazzling Blue Kale – from Territorial Seed. We still have some Dazzling Blue plants growing strong from last year’s crop. We’ll be growing Verdil spinach for the first time. It does well in winter and is “rapid-growing”. Red Creole Onions – from Native Seed Search, Texas Early Grano yellow onions from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and Yellow Cippolini onions from Peaceful Valley Farm are all great short-day onion varieties for southern growers. We’ve had great luck with these in past years. Start seeds now for fall abundance.