Fall Vegetable Planting and Plants
Just because your primary growing season is coming to a close, you do not have to put a sudden end to your gardening. Before the summer season ends you can start considering fall vegetable planting.
Types of vegetable and timing are the two most important things things on your checklist for Fall Vegetables.
You already have the space, so why not use it right till the first frost of late fall. You might be surprised by the quantity and quality of Fall Vegetables that you will harvest. Besides, it will be a little more comfortable in the cooler weather to work in the garden.
First you have to determin when the first frost is expected in your area. You can find this out through charts available on the internet. Also consider the amount of daylight you are going to have left during the day and what areas of your garden will be subject to more of that sunshine. Root vegetables will do fine in the darker areas, save the sunny spots for the leafy type vegetables.
There will be three groups of vegetables to consider.
Group 1: Will include – peas,beets, collards, kale, leeks and radishes.
These can be planted right from seeds into the ground. It is suggested that you try to time this planting right before a rainy weather pattern.
Group 2: Will include – Chinese cabbage, escorole, radichio, lettuce, parsley, and spinage.
These will do better if you give them a head start by staring seeds in doors several weeks before your Fall Vegetable Planting crusade.
Group 3: Will include – arugalar, cilantro, some lettuce varieties, and turnips.
These vegetables will do well right up to and after the fist frost providing you protect the at night with some simple covering. If you have a cold frame, now is a good time to use it. You could be harvesting fall vegetables well into the winter!
As mentioned in the above video, garden planer type programs can be purchased and installed on your computer to help not only in fall vegetable planting guidelines, but also all year round for an efficient gardening practices.
A blog or two on Fall Planting from around the net:
Growing fall vegetables is like having a whole other growing season in the garden. Cool weather brings out the best flavor from vegetables such as kale broccoli and carrots. And the harvest season is long fall vegetables just sit pretty
RE-LEAF Believe it or not it’s time to plant fall vegetables. Odessa American. Planting times for the fall vegetable garden stretches over a few months. Some vegetables need to be planted yesterday while others can be planted as late as October and November. You’ll want to decide which fall vegetables