So I’ve done fall gardening shows before but I feel like I’ve never done them justice. So I’m going to come at today’s show at a bit of a different angle and tell you some of the challenges and how you can overcome them. Fall gardening is more difficult than spring gardening but by no means should that be a reason not to try it.
*How to figure your planting dates. Its not as simple as First frost date minus days to maturity.
*WHEN – The groups of plantings you can make at intervals 12-14, 10-12, 8-10 and 6-8 weeks before first frost.
*WHO – Why fall is a great time to get the family involved.
*WHAT – The types of plants you can grow during this time.
*WHERE – The best microclimates in the garden to plant.
*WHY – The reasons plants grown in the fall taste better. As well, some benefits that aren’t readily apparent.
*HOW – Some things you have to take into account. Getting seeds to germinate in the heat is tough!