It’s time to plant a Fall Garden!
I’ve planted several tomato plants that are supposed to produce in the early winter months, several heirloom carrots, radishes and peas together in my raised planter bed. I was excited to find a tomato hybrid called “San Francisco Fog’ which grows well in the morning fog and cloudy conditions.
Radishes are always very rewarding because they grow so quickly. I especially like these “Rainbow Radishes” from Renee’s Seeds for the beautiful color variety.
Carrots are always a winner in the garden with so many types to choose from. Pouring very hot water over the seeds and covering them with seed starter soil will help them to germinate and grow faster.
Here is a list of some easy to grow vegetables to plant this month in ground, raised or planter style gardens. Fall can be a favorite time to garden with the temperatures still warm enough to grow a variety of vegetables, but not too hot to enjoy tending a garden.
OCTOBER PLANTING GUIDE:
BEETS- Home grown are always best when it comes to flavor. The leaves from beets are an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and have higher iron than spinach.
BROCCOLI- Check out this recipe for Cream of Broccoli soup!
CABBAGE- Try these open pollinated heirloom seeds from Victory Seeds.
CARROTS- Seed Tape is a great way to plant carrots… easy and simple. Carrots come in many shapes and colors, try them all.
COLLARDS- A must if you are from the south.
LETTUCE- Lettuce can be grown all year long, but grows the best in the cooler weather.
FAVAS – KALE – LEEKS – PARSLEY
RADISH- Try out Rainbow Radishes from Renee’s Seeds.
SPINACH- SWISS CHARD -WINTER ZUCCHINI