As summer begins its disappearing act, we are seeing autumn come upon the horizon. You might think gardening is over for the year but fall gardens can be quite productive if you know what to grow and they can help protect your soil. Here are some thoughts on setting up a fall garden that can often be extended into winter.
Fall & Winter Vegetable Planting Guide from Hume Seeds
This article has really good ideas on growing vegetables in the fall and winter that include lists of late maturing crops, how to lengthen the growing season, rotation, and cover plant tips.
Fall Vegetable Gardens for Beginners from Woodlawn Nursery
This resource spells out exactly what you need to start a fall garden from scratch and tells you where to get all the supplies you need. It is full of easy to understand information.
Why I Plant Spinach Late And Other Tasty Tidbits from A Way To Garden
Continuously sowing spinach seeds keeps the spinach producing and what a treat that is in the cold months of the year. It can be grown in winter with a little protection, and this article will tell you how.
Four Cool Weather Crops for Your Vegetable Garden on DoItYourself.com
These plants are very productive in the fall garden. You will find information on how to use crops in the fall garden to get their best productivity. There is detailed information about how to plant them and how long it takes them to grow.
Don’t have a lot of land? Don’t worry – just read this:
Fall Soil Preparation
Don’t forget about the soil. Fall and winter gives you the opportunity to nourish the ground with compost or add fertilizing materials before spring. Composted manure can be used advantageously in the cool soil.
I have only begun to discuss fall gardening. There is a lot of opportunity here. Just because spring and summer are behind us don’t think you can’t grow food. Fall gardens can easily extend into productive winter gardens that the prepared gardener will always be able to produce from. Preparation is key. But it can be done.
What would you like to plant in your fall garden?