How to keep your garden going deep into fall

A few months ago, did you see some friends posting on social media about their new gardening hobby? Maybe you thought, “wow, they are romain-ing calm.” Or, “it’s nice to have some peas and quiet at a time like this.”

Or maybe, “I’m rooting for you and your radish-ing garden.”

Well, if you were like me, you said, “if you can’t beet them, join them!”

Here are a few plants, tricks and puns to consider for your fall garden.

What You Need To Know

  • There are several crops and plants that’ll help your garden deep into the fall
  • Geography and climate also matter in terms of what might grow
  • I also have a few tips and tricks for those frosty and frozen mornings

Where do you start and what do you plant for a nice fall garden?

According to The Natural Gardener in Austin and the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, the best plants to seed or sow are things like beets, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. 

If you’re like me, you want an easy garden to tend. So, use raised beds for the garden.

Raised beds are great because you can prevent soil compaction and they produce a high yield for the area due to better draining and deeper rooting. Also, they prevent soil from washing away in heavy rain and it allows for a longer growing season since you can work the soil more quickly.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac (although you might not want to use it for weather forecasts), vegetables are most common to grow in a raised bed. To make it successful, you need to think about the growing habits of your crop and make sure you plant where they will have room to grow and receive optimal sunlight. 

Some plants will hang over the edge where they may get walked on, so be sure to plant them toward the middle of the bed.

I hope you got some sage advice from this blog, and thistle make the rest of the year a time to celery-brate.

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