Fall's Bounty Returns: Our Favorite Seasonal Varieties Are Back!

As fall sets in, you'll want to embrace the delightful flavors and textures of cool-season vegetables, and at Revival Roots Nursery, we have a stellar lineup waiting for you. Our kale varieties range from the classic Lacinato kale to the unique Purple Sprouting Broccolini, all of which thrive in the cooler California temperatures. The broccolini we offer is not only visually appealing with its beautiful florets but also boasts a delicious flavor that's perfect for stir-fries and roasting. And let's not forget about cauliflower, a versatile and nutrient-packed vegetable that can be used in countless culinary creations. We offer a spectrum of cauliflower varieties, including the traditional white Snowball and the vibrant orange Flamestar cauliflower, so you can add a splash of color to your fall garden and kitchen. When you choose Revival Roots Nursery, you're choosing the best of the season's offerings, guaranteed to elevate your fall garden and delight your taste buds.

Lacinato Kale

Lacinato kale, also known as Toscana or Dinosaur kale, is a superstar in the world of leafy greens, and growing it in your fall garden can be a breeze with the right guidance. This kale variety thrives in cool weather, making it a perfect choice for your California fall garden. To get started, choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-draining soil. Lacinato kale prefers soil rich in organic matter, so consider amending your soil with compost.

Plant your Lacinato kale seedlings about 12-18 inches apart to give them room to grow. Regular watering is essential to keep the soil consistently moist, but be careful not to overwater, as kale dislikes soggy conditions. Applying a layer of mulch around the base of your plants can help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.

One of the benefits of growing Lacinato kale is its resistance to many common pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for aphids and cabbage worms, which can occasionally be a nuisance. You can use natural remedies like neem oil or introduce beneficial insects like ladybugs to keep these pests in check. Harvest the outer leaves of your Lacinato kale when they reach a desirable size, leaving the inner leaves to continue growing. This practice allows for a prolonged harvest of this nutritious and delicious leafy green.

Di Ciccio Broccoli

Di Ciccio broccoli is a fantastic choice for your fall garden, providing you with tender, sweet broccoli heads. To successfully grow this variety, select a location that receives full sun for at least six hours a day. Prepare the soil by amending it with compost or organic matter to ensure good drainage and fertility.

Plant your Di Ciccio broccoli seedlings about 18 inches apart in rows, leaving 24 inches between rows. Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry spells, as broccoli requires consistent moisture to produce quality heads. Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and deter weeds.

As your Di Ciccio broccoli plants grow, be vigilant for common broccoli pests like aphids, cabbage worms, and slugs. Regularly inspect your plants and use organic pest control methods as needed. Harvest your broccoli heads when the central florets are tight and compact, typically around 30 days after planting.

Snowball Cauliflower

Snowball cauliflower is a delightful addition to any fall garden, offering creamy-white, compact heads with a mild, slightly sweet flavor. To grow this variety successfully, choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil. Like other brassicas, cauliflower benefits from soil rich in organic matter.

Plant your Snowball cauliflower seedlings about 18 inches apart in rows spaced 24 inches apart. Water consistently to keep the soil evenly moist, as fluctuations in moisture levels can lead to irregular head development or cracking. Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plants helps regulate soil temperature and moisture.

Protect your Snowball cauliflower plants from common pests like aphids and cabbage worms by inspecting them regularly and using appropriate pest control measures when necessary. As the cauliflower heads develop, consider blanching them by tying the outer leaves over the developing heads to maintain their white color and tenderness. Harvest the heads when they reach a size of 6 to 8 inches in diameter for the best flavor and texture.

At Revival Roots Nursery, ensuring the success of your gardening experience is our top priority, and it all begins with our commitment to rigorous testing and organic cultivation practices. Before we offer any variety to our valued customers, we subject them to extensive trials in our own organic gardens. This testing process allows us to gather invaluable insights into each plant's growth habits, disease resistance, and overall performance in California's unique climate. We meticulously assess their adaptability and taste profiles to provide you with the most accurate and helpful guidance for your garden. Furthermore, our unwavering dedication to organic farming principles means that all our plants are grown without synthetic chemicals or pesticides. Your success as a gardener is our success, and we take pride in delivering top-quality, organically grown seedlings and expert advice to help you cultivate a thriving and vibrant garden. Swing by our Shop now and pick your Fall season favorites!