Prepare Your Garden for Fall Vegetables!

fall-crops-2Fall is the beginning of a wonderful gardening season. It’s the opportunity to grow tasty veggies that can handle and thrive in the fall and winter season. Beginning now, before the evenings get chilly, start getting your garden ready! Success begins with preparation. Fabulous home grown cool weather salads and sides are just around the corner.

Ready to get started? Here is how!

Tidy Up:
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Get rid of weeds! Get in there and start pulling. Pull up as much of the roots as possible.
•  If your plants are done for the season – remove them! Spent plants can carry disease and pests.
•  Remove fallen fruits and vegetables. Rotting attracts pests.

Freshen up your soil: Remove any mulch and add new soil for the new season. Dr. Earth® makes a wonderful organic soil with all the nutrients your garden will need.  Add Dr. Earth® to your existing soil to create a rich growing environment. Tilling the new soil into the existing soil is the best way to loosen the soil for root growth, but churning with a shovel will work well too (and offer a great workout for the day).

Rake everything smooth: Get that garden looking great! Smoothing out the soil is beneficial for a number of reasons.  It’s easier to keep an eye out for weeds popping up.  Churning up the soil can cause dormant weed seeds to sprout so keep them at bay every day.  Rows are easier to lay out in a smooth garden.  Water won’t puddle and attract pests. And of course, it looks really great, pat yourself on the back and get ready to plant those delicious fall vegetables.

Need help with any of these steps? Connect with our team at The Family Tree Garden Center and we can give you advice on each step!

Great vegetables for Fall: 

  • lettuce
  • asparagus
  • cabbage
  • bok choy
  • kale
  • broccoli
  • peas
  • radish
  • spinach
  • bush beans

We welcome you to come visit our team at The Family Tree! If you need information, direction or help please contact our office by calling 770-972-2470. Make sure to follow-us on Facebook , TwitterGoogle+!

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