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Fall is for College Football and Veggies

August 7, 2013

Sorry, I used the trick of mentioning college football to attract you to this blog posting just to get you almost as excited to plant some fall veggies.  There are many vegetables that you can plant now for harvest this fall.  You may have space in your garden where some of your early summer vegetables have finished doing their thing.  This will give you room to plant lettuce, spinach, turnips, mustard, kale, collards, and other cool weather veggies that are not really bothered by a little light frost.  Some of you in Florida and other southern states with mild winters also have the opportunity to plant other vegetables including squash, cucumber, tomato and many others.  And do not forget to plant a few containers with lettuce, spinach or a good mesclun mix to set around your deck or patio.  When planting in your garden, replenish your soil by mixing in an inch or two of Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Garden Soil.  If your soil is especially sandy, you may want to consider Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Garden Soil.  When planting in containers, start with a fresh bag of Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix.

Spinach, Kale, Lettuce, Swiss Chard deck planters provide daily pickings for our salads.

Spinach, Kale, Lettuce, Swiss Chard deck planters provide daily pickings for our salads.

A vegetable that you can plant now for harvest next year is garlic.  Here is a link to one of the many garlic sources where we have found many great varieties:  Click here to visit the Territorial Seed site where you will find over 30 varieties of garlic.

Garlic we harvested in summer that we planted in fall.

Garlic we harvested in summer that we planted in fall.

Get your kids involved in this activity to help them appreciate the wonders of nature!  You may even find they will enjoy eating vegetables that they helped you grow!

And… the first college football game is just weeks away.  I can’t wait!

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2 Comments
  1. Kip permalink

    Are the Hokies even ranked?

    • Hi Kip
      After last year it is wait and see. Playing Alabama on 8/31. I think Sports Illustrated has them preseason #25.

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