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Plant Veggies Now for Fall

August 10, 2015

Rita and I almost get as excited about our fall vegetable garden as we do when planting our spring garden. The big reason is we eat a big salad almost every night and there is nothing like picking fresh lettuce, spinach and kale leaves just minutes before dinner.

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. (click photo to enlarge)

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 frost. Some of you in Florida, Texas, Arizona 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 should switch to Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Garden Soil. When planting in containers, start with a fresh bag of Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix. (Garden Soil is for mixing with native soil in the ground while Potting Mix is for containers and hanging baskets.)

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 the previous fall.

Garlic we harvested in summer that we planted the previous 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!

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