Plant Your Fall Garden Now: Ideal Fall Heirlooms to Plant


| 9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


Tags: fall gardening, cool weather heirlooms, raised bed gardening, Bryan Traficante, Wiley Geren III,

Seasons control when certain plants can grow and thrive. As the season changes, so must a garden’s contents. Fall brings cooler temperatures, changing colors, and preparation for the winter. It may be the end of summer, but it’s the beginning of your fall vegetable garden.

Fall gardens produce rich, rustic vegetables. They are more resilient to fluctuating, cooler temperatures than summer vegetables which prefer hotter temperatures. However, it’s important gardeners know how to protect their plants from radical temperature changes. Seasonal vegetables grow well within their season’s temperature range, but temperatures are liable to slip out of those ranges. When it becomes too hot or cold, gardeners have to take additional measures to protect their plants.

The following are a few heirloom vegetable varietals perfect for a fall garden as well as some protective measures against unusually cold temperatures.

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Photo Courtesy of: Arbor Day Foundation

 




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