Even though much of September is technically summer – just the fact that August is over makes me feel like fall is already here. It probably has something to do with wanting relief from the heat of summer
Well, it may still be summer, BUT it is time to get your fall vegetable garden planted if you live in zones 5 and up.
Earlier this week, we talked about how to get your soil ready for planting in “Preparing Your Fall Vegetable Garden”.
This weekend, I will head out to the nursery for compost and manure to add to my vegetable gardens. Once my soil is ready, I will start planting vegetable seeds.
Before you start planting, you need to know when to plant for your zone. Here is a link that will guide you to a list of vegetables along with their planting dates organized by planting zone. If you don’t know what zone you live in, there is a place to enter your zip code which will tell you what zone you live in.
What will you plant this year in your fall vegetable garden?
This is what I have planned for my garden…
Broccoli (a few days old)
I will be enjoying this all winter and spring!
Young carrots (before thinning them out)
Green Onions (just sprouted)
Garlic (planted from individual garlic cloves)
*You can read how I planted my garlic last year – “Grow Your Own Garlic”.
Leaf Lettuce seedlings
This first planting will provide enough lettuce through January, when I will plant new lettuce seeds.
I plant ALL of my vegetables from seed, except for cauliflower (which can be hard to grow from seed) and garlic (which I grow from individual garlic cloves).
Of course, these are just a sampling of what kinds of vegetables you can grow in the fall. You may want to include asparagus, beets, cabbage, collards, onions, radishes and turnips.
Once you taste vegetables, fresh from your garden, you’ll be hooked!
What will you plant in your vegetable garden this fall?