Fall Garden Planning & Planting
Posted on 01 Aug 18:29 , 4 comments
FALL is fast approaching! Some of you are thinking about your favorite
fall crops. Those of you in warmer climates like South Florida are
gearing up for big-time planting season.
We're growing HUGE BEETS and they're 100% organic!
key to successful winter gardening is knowing the average date of the
first frost in your region (for example late October in the Pacific
Northwest). You then plant your winter crops early enough to let them
reach their full maturity before the first frost.
Approx maturity 30 days. **Plant now to Mid September** Succession planting is a great
way to maximize garden production! This is the practice of planting in
intervals. For example, plant 2 rows of Radish every 2 weeks thru
Fall. This will give you a steady harvest of radish throughout Fall and
winter instead of all at once.
Try successive plantings of quick growing items like leaf lettuce, beets, spinach and radishes.
be afraid to try planting some crops later than recommended. While it
is a bit risky, the rewards are definitely worth the risk.
Harvest over-wintered carrots early in spring before they start to go to seed and the roots get woody.
The Chinese Cabbages and Mustards also grow especially well in cold frames. They taste great, too.
Parsnips are best when pulled in January or early February after the heaviest frosts have turned them the sweetest.
is a very critical part of any garden scheme. Do not plant the same fall
or winter vegetable crops in the same location as they were planted the
previous year or the summer season. It is important to note that if the
same crop is planted in the same location, not only will the soil be
weakened through continual loss of the same nutrients but the plants
will also attract the same insects and diseases to that part of the