With the right arrangement, a garden can be interesting at any time of year. So there are salads and vegetables that can still be harvested in winter or early spring. When the summer slowly comes to an end and the beds gradually become free, for many plants the favorable time for sowing only begins, because they only really get going at lower temperatures and shorter days.
The best known of these plants is the uncomplicated field lettuce. The best time for sowing in the open field is from early august to mid september. In favorable locations, however, can still be sat until the beginning of october. In the unheated wax house or early bedding box this is even possible until the end of october. Only powdery mildew and downy mildew can narrow a harvest success. Therefore, winter-hardy and mildew-resistant varieties such as elan, vit and favor should be used. The latter variety is even suitable for year-round cultivation.