Step Forward Into Fall Vegetable Gardening

When it comes to fall vegetable gardening gives many gardeners the opportunity to extend their growing season. They also have the opportunity to try some new crops that do well later in the year. Here. author Robert Hoffman, writing for the Your Houston News.Com has some tips on what to do to give your garden that second wind later on in the growing season.

Step Forward Into Fall Vegetable Gardening

After a long hot summer, residents look forward to planting their fall gardens full of vegetables. In the Houston area, the fall season is one of best times to garden, with mild days and cool nights. Gardeners can grow many delicious vegetables, and the cooler weather makes gardening more enjoyable.

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Fall vegetable gardening brings more variety.

The best time to plant fall garden vegetables is around Labor Day. If planted the first week of September, all tomatoes should ripen by mid-November to avoid frost damage. However, some cold hardy vegetables, such as carrots and radishes perform well when planted in October and November.

 Many vegetables can handle a mild frost during the fall season, remaining sturdy and strong. As the end of November approaches, growers experience cooler nights and even freezing temperatures. As long as a frost is not severe, most fall vegetables will not die.
There are plenty of things you can grow later in the season that will result from your efforts at fall vegetable gardening. Why not try some later plantings and see what comes up.  Your garden has plenty of life left in it to provide you and your family with plenty of nutritious crops well into November. Whether it’s late lettuce, cauliflower, late broccoli, carrots, pumpkins or squash, there’s plenty of life left in the soil. Go ahead and plant around Labor Day and see how much you can still get out of your garden.
Please share with us your own late planting experiences to encourage more people to plant that later crop. You can click on the like button and share this idea with your fellow gardeners.
To create a garden is to search for a better world. In our effort to improve on nature, we are guided by a vision of paradise. Whether the result is a horticultural masterpiece or only a modest vegetable patch, it is based on the expectation of a glorious future. This hope for the future is at the heart of all gardening.

                                                                                                               —   Vegetable Quote by Marina Schinz

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