Besides autumn being the season to get outdoors to enjoy the fall foliage or perhaps take a trip or two to the nearby pumpkin patch, it’s a great time of year to grow cool crops! Cool crops are a group of plants that can tolerate low temperatures and even a slight frost. Varieties selected from P. Allen Smith’s exclusive Home Grown Seed Collection are among the vegetables that tend to be the most resilient (also known as hardy) to inclement weather, including: Broccoli (Baby) Aspabroc and Green Magic, Beets Merlin and Touchstone Gold, Cabbage Stonehead, Mizuna Mustard Miz America, Spinach Imperial Green, and Swiss Chard Peppermint. Utilize the included Haxnicks Easy Fleece Tunnel to give your cool crops some extra defense from the seasonal elements. Hassle-free to set up and easy to use, the heavy-weight polypropylene fleece tunnel expands like an accordion, all you need to do is push the hoops into the ground at 2’ intervals. The tunnel will act as a barrier against frost and harsh weather, while also protecting your plants from animals and nuisance pests.