What can i plant in my fall garden

What can i plant in my fall garden

What can i plant in my fall garden?

by Nancy

(Dixville Notch, NH)

I live in the Dixville Notch area of NH. I'm not the most experienced gardener around. I'm looking to develop a fall garden to see what will grow for the next growing season. I've thought about having a big fall garden but I thought it would be better to plant little things like lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, green peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and what not. Do you have a fall garden or a spring one? I thought a fall garden was just planting things for harvest in the spring. But maybe this is a different idea. I want to be able to enjoy what is growing in my garden right now instead of getting a start on a fall garden. Am I wrong? What are some fall or fall/spring plants you recommend? What do you want to plant in your own garden? I know you say one year's plants doesn't really work since they grow so fast, but that is what makes it fun.

Comments for What can i plant in my fall garden?

I live in the Dixville Notch area of NH. I'm not the most experienced gardener around. I'm looking to develop a fall garden to see what will grow for the next growing season. I've thought about having a big fall garden but I thought it would be better to plant little things like lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, green peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and what not. Do you have a fall garden or a spring one? I thought a fall garden was just planting things for harvest in the spring. But maybe this is a different idea. I want to be able to enjoy what is growing in my garden right now instead of getting a start on a fall garden. Am I wrong? What are some fall or fall/spring plants you recommend? What do you want to plant in your own garden? I know you say one year's plants doesn't really work since they grow so fast, but that is what makes it fun.

I would recommend having a fall garden if you want to get a start on those veggies early in the season. I have a fall garden with many annuals and plants that I am always pulling up and moving from spot to spot in my garden. I find that having a fall garden gives me a head start on certain veggies that I would not necessarily get into my garden in the spring time. There are lots of things that I grow in my fall garden that I would not necessarily grow in the spring time.

I have a big fall garden but I live in NE Pennsylvania. It can be nice to get a head start on the stuff in the fall. This year we have a lot of zucchini in my garden which I am really excited about. I would like to plant some lettuce. Is lettuce okay in the fall?

I would love to know if it is possible for you to answer a few of my questions.

1. How did you make the raised beds? (I want to do it this way this year.)

2. I am trying to decide whether I want a fall garden. I like some veggies from the spring like lettuce and spinach. I want to plant the first tomatoes. What fall veggies do you suggest?

I am in the UK but I would like to start a fall garden too. Does anyone do this in the UK?

This weekend I got my "buds" to help me make my very first raised bed! Thanks for the instructions on making raised beds. I am going to get some really inexpensive bags to put on the edges of the bed and then cover them with a thin layer of the same soil used in the raised bed.

Last year I started a fall garden with zucchini, peppers, spinach and more! You can find out more about my fall garden here

This year, I decided to make a winter garden as my main garden for the following growing season. I planted a ton of seed this year.

Thanks,

Evan

Hi Evan,

I'm going to assume that you want a permanent winter garden. If you have other questions you may want to ask over on the PermaWeb Gardening forum.

Gardening with kids

Question

Hello fellow gardeners

Im a wife and a mom who is looking to get my kids (ages 5,4, 3) started in gardening. They have seen me in the garden (my mom was a great garden teacher) so they enjoy spending time there. Im currently buying plants in the spring and buying seeds in the summer. My question is: when is it best to plant seeds? I want to ensure that I dont lose plants to germination or seedling cold/warm. What is your suggested planting date? Im also considering making a raised bed out of my lawn this year so I can have some sort of structure for the kids to help keep the bugs away.

Answer

I assume you are in Canada. I'm pretty sure seedlings need to be started indoors around now, and then moved out into the garden after the last frost. This should be done as soon as the ground can be worked. I'd suggest starting that indoors early spring, and then transplanting outdoors after about mid-May.

I know in early spring you can get a few seeds from the garden into the house and store them for later, but I suspect that you'll have to go into the garden for this. My mother is pretty much the same - she stores seeds in her basement, and then plants in late May/early June.

Gardening in school

Question

Are there schools which require some sort of garden? If so, how often do they expect you to plant? If they don't expect you to plant and/or expect you to care for the plants, is that why you plant in the spring?

Answer

Yes. The school I attended did gardening, but it was just an elective. I'm not sure exactly what they do in terms of watering, fertilizing, etc, but it seems that it was a requirement, although not a major one. I'm sure they teach some sort of plant care, but I don't remember anything about it. We did plant a couple of small fruit trees, but that was just a part of our school science program. The school did not provide any additional instruction on gardening beyond what we learned in class.

Plant it in July

Question

I live in California and I will be growing two types of tomatoes. The first one is green zebra and the other one is heirloom. I will be putting them in the ground from July to September. Will they do well and if so, where should I plant them? What size should they be? Also, does it matter if I put the green zebra in the ground when the other one is still in the plant?

Answer

Good question. First of all, you will get more tomatoes from a single plant than from one seed in the ground. The reason for this is that many seeds will germinate and only the strongest will survive and grow. So, if you're starting with two plants (I would do this in a container), you'll get much more from a plant that is planted during the first half of the month than you will get from one planted in mid-August. I also suspect that green zebra tomatoes are not a very good choice for you. They are probably much more suited to containers and will need lots of water. Heirlooms tend to grow very well and are better suited to soil.

It would be best to plant them in the ground now. If you