We know – it’s still hot and you just got back from the beach to find your tomatoes have ripened! Even so, it’s time to start thinking about your fall garden.
Crops to grow in the Fall include:
- Green Onions
- Brussels Sprouts
- Beans (If started now, you can even sow another crop of beans)
- Sugar Snap Peas (sow after temps begin to stay in the 70’s)
You want to get them in the ground and ready to mature before the first frost hits (typically in late October) so if you are starting from seed then you will need to plan for what you want now and sow the seed soon. If you grow from starter plants, they will begin arriving in late August and can be planted into September. Seeds & plant tags will let you know the “Days to Maturity” so you can estimate when you need to get them in the ground by. Keep in mind that cabbage, broccoli, carrots & brussels sprouts are slow to mature so you will want to get these in the ground sooner than later. Transplants of others such as leafy greens, beets, & peas are faster to produce and can be planted a little later in August when temps are *hopefully* cooler.
Tomatoes & peppers will probably continue to produce into Fall – try to find space around them to sow your seeds if space allows. If having a large crop of broccoli is important to you then you may decide you want to pull up your tomatoes sooner than later if you don’t currently have the space. Don’t forget container gardening, as well! An inexpensive black grower pot can make a perfect small garden container!
If you have questions about a specific fall crop, please reach out to us! We are here to help you can be successful in your home gardening!