Segue From Summer: Starting a Fall Garden

For most people, the urge to start a garden comes rolling in with the beautiful spring weather. Once the frost officially recedes, it's time to put your green thumb to work so that you can harvest by mid-summer. 

While gardening may be a warm weather activity, don't forget fall! September and October can be a great time to grow a heartier grade of vegetable. Today we're going to talk about the basics of prepping your fall garden. 

Segue From Summer

First things first; in order to plant a successful fall garden, you have to plan ahead. That means harvesting your summer crops at the appropriate time in order to clear the way for a late-summer planting.  

Most people fail to consider how early they actually have to harvest their summer crops in order to enjoy a robust fall garden. In order to harvest in early September, you'd have to sow new seeds by the first week of July. If you want to extend your gardening even further into the fall, planting in August will yield a mid-October crop just before the frost sets in.  The Farmer's Almanac is a useful tool for figuring out ideal planting times year round. 

Figuring Out What to Plant

Here comes the exciting part: figuring out what to plant. Here is a list of common vegetables that grow well in early fall when the weather starts to turn colder. Those include:

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Green onions
  • Lettuce
  • Cauliflower
  • Radishes
  • Parsnips
  • Pumpkins 

Plants With Purpose, Year Round

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