By planting a garden during the fall you are extending the growing season and allowing more time for earlier crops to finish harvesting.
During this season moisture levels are higher so you don’t have to worry as much about your crops drying out.
Some vegetables actually benefit from the cooler weather such as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. They adapt well to fall gardening and their flavors are actually better the more mature they are.
During the fall insects and bugs are not as big of a problem. Therefore, you rarely have to worry about disease and infestation.
It doesn’t take much to grow delicious vegetables! With just a little planning and maintenance, you can enjoy homegrown vegetables yearly.
What You Need:
- Potting or Garden Soil
- Vegetable plants
- Decide on the size of the garden and where you want it to be. Location needs to get around 6 hours of sunlight daily.
- Choose plants while keeping in mind the area you chose
- Add organic materials to granular fertilizer and rake a 4-inch layer into natural soil and
- Pick up rocks and pull weeds
- Keep plants moist during seedling stage, and then make watering and feeding a regular routine.
- Add mulch to retain moisture and to minimize weed growth