Just because the hotter months are coming to an end doesn't mean that your glorious summer garden has to end too. The changing seasons just means it's time to plant some veggies that thrive in cooler temperatures. Fall and winter gardens are a great way to keep fresh produce around the house all year round. It is also an excellent way to get your daily dose of sunshine while tending to your garden.
Here’s how to start your fall garden!
#1 Prepare Your Space
Pick a spot that gets at least 6 hours of sun a day. Make sure the location has good drainage. Whether you make in-ground or raised beds, you must remove weeds and add compost. After this, you are ready to plant!
Broccoli, kale, peas, carrots, lettuce, cauliflower, and beets thrive in the colder months and are a great option to start your fall garden. If the weather is particularly cooler, beans, broccoli, beets, cabbage, celery, kale, onions, collards, garlic, carrots, spinach, parsnips, chard, lettuces, peas, tomatoes, and peppers will also thrive. What are you waiting for? Go plant your veggies!
#3 Water, water, water!
After planting, make sure you have a good source of water. You can install a small irrigation system in your garden beds, but don't feel like you have to. A simple garden hose will do the trick.
#4 Tend to your garden & wait
After all the hard work is done, it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your garden. With just a few minutes a day spent watering & weeding, you will have fresh produce popping up in no time.