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New Yorkers told to plant fall vegetables now

New York garden and greenhouse owners have been given some growing advice ahead of the autumn season.

According to Schoharie County gardener Bob Beyfuss, now is a good time to start planning fall vegetables.

He wrote in the Daily Freeman that while many summer vegetables are still going strong, August is a great month to start preparations for the drop in temperature.

“Broccoli, cabbage, Brussels‘ sprouts and kale thrive in the cooler weather and shorter days of late August and September,” the expert explained.

Mr Beyfuss added that he has noticed a lot of blossom end rot on tomatoes this summer, noting that this is a physiological disorder rather than a disease.

Gardeners should not worry if they see a black, leathery lesion on the bottom of the fruit as the problem usually cures itself on those that ripen later in the season.

In other news, American Community Gardening Association president Bobby Wilson recently appeared on Fox 5 News to talk about how food gets from the farm to the table.