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Your First Fall Garden

Posted by Jane | Added on : October 22, 2008 11:18am | Last edited: October 28, 2009 12:13am | Viewed 1619 times | 0 Comments


End of summer need not mean an end to your gardening activity. Just like how summer gardening can be fun and exciting, fall gardening has a charm of its own.

You need to plan for fall gardening just when summer is ending. Prepare your soil just like how you normally do. Clean out the weeds and old plants. Rejuvenate your soil with fertilizer and water. Watering is important because the hot summer may drain water out of your soil and your fall plants may be left dry. Water the soil regularly to avoid this.

It is taken that you should plant crops which can stand the harsh winter. Some frost tolerant plants are broccoli, lettuce, radish, carrots and garlic. If you have not tried growing garlic before, then garlic can be the ideal first fall plant for you. If you are a first time fall gardener, then it is best to avoid frost susceptible plants like tomatoes, sweet potato and okra. These plants will die in temperatures below 32 degree F.

Ideally, it should be fall when seedlings sprout. Depending on the weather, decide when to water your plants. They will need more water when they are young and less so as they grow. The general notion is that plants are not affected by insects in the winter. That is not entirely true and you might have to give a spray of soap water on your fall plants if they an insect attack.

Go plant some crops in your garden this fall. It could be a fun activity in the otherwise dull weather.



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