I grow plants for many reasons: to please my soul, to challenge the elements, or to challenge my patience, for novelty or nostalgia, but mostly for the joy of seeing them grow.David Hobson
I began this blog to hold myself accountable to being a better plant lady and to hopefully teach other people along the way because if I can do it…anyone can…trust me! So the learning keeps on coming and guess what I learned today? I am sure a lot of you know this already, but like I said, I have recently become a “gardener/plant lady” if you will, and this excites me.
I am so excited to know that some veggies can be planted in August and early September and harvested just before winter! Whaaaat?!
Come to find out, fall gardening can be a bit easier with a decrease in pests, and cooler weather, and a slowing in weed growth!
Depending on the estimated first freeze date in each zone (which you can do with a simple Google search), these are just some of the vegetables that can be planted in fall:
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Vegetables for a Fall garden to plant August-September:
This sounds like an awesome recipe for some vegetable soup!
Turns out most (at least where I live) should be planted in July and August, but spinach and radishes apparently grow quickly and can be planted early September. Looks like those are the two I will be trying since it’s already the first week of September and Zone 5 has an earlier frost date.
Fall Bulbs for Spring Beauties:
Not only can you enjoy another round of veggetables in the fall season, but it’s not too late (or should I say early?) to get started on your flower garden for spring too!
Now that all the outdoor plants have risen from the depths of the earth, it is easy to see where you could plant those early spring risers. Check out these different types of tulips you can plant in the fall and see (fingers crossed) in the spring!
- Angelique Tulip
- Candle Apple Delight Darwin Hybrid Tulip
- Carnival de Rio Tulip
- Continental Tulip
- Cosmopolitan Tulip
- Honeymoon Tulip
I have not planted tulips myself, but I plan on it this fall. I took notice to them this past spring, and I hope mine turn out just as good as the ones I’ve seen! I hope we are in this house to be able to see them flourish next year.
I would love to know what kind of garden you plant in Fall in your area.
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