Gear up for Fall harvest

Fall harvest Fall showers are generally plentiful and pests and disease problems usually fade away in the fall, so the Spring isn’t the only time of year perfect gardening. You don’t need fertilizer, either, as fertilizer promotes new, tender growth that can be nipped by winter weather; so yes, Summer is in full effect, but soon Fall will be rolling in, and that means, gardeners will be getting ready for fall harvest. So, Ace of Gray has put together a list of crops perfect for planting in early August! Check them out.

  • Cool season vegetables – Many vegetables including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, radishes, rutabaga, spinach, and Swiss chard thrive in cool weather.
  • Trees and shrubs – Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs because the weather is cool, but the soil is still warm enough for root development.
  • Pansies – The warm soil temperatures of the Fall also aid in root development for Pansies. Planting these flowers in the Fall gives you two seasons to enjoy them!
  • Beans – Start planting both bush and pole beans now that the soil and air are warmed up. Try a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. This will give you continual bean crops and not one large harvest with wasted crop. Early August is the last practical sowing date.

Summer is in full effect now, but when the leaves start to change colors and Fall starts knocking at your door, remember that Fall doesn’t mean gardening has to stop. There’s still plenty to plant!
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