Planting a Fall Garden

Planting a Fall Garden

After all of that it’s a little sad when the vines start to wither and fade away with those first breaths of cool weather that mean autumn is on the way. But fall doesn’t have to mean the end of the gardening season!

No matter where you live, there are lots of plants that love to root themselves into the earth in the last days of summer. Some of them will remain beneath the soil until next year but a few will give you a whole second (or maybe even third, depending where you live) round of fresh veggies!

If you are interested in planting a fall garden the first thing you need to determine is which zone you are in. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has created a great map that divides our country into ten zones. There may be some local variation if you are on a river bank, in a high elevation or have other special circumstances but, generally speaking, this map is a very useful guideline for know what to plant & when.


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