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Ann’s Fall Gardening Tips

Ann’s Fall Gardening Tips

I’ve had several people ask me what to plant this time of year, so here’s a list:

  • Lettuce
  • Kale*
  • Bok Choy*
  • Sugar Snap Peas (or sweet peas for flowers)
  • Turnips
  • Broccoli*
  • Caulifower*
  • Cabbage*
  • Brussels Sprouts*
  • Arugula*
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Celery
  • Spinach,
  • Mustard*

* Will be infested by the Bagrada bugs in May or so. In the meantime, now is a good time to plant them.  You will still get many months of tasty produce.

I planted a lot of plants from seed this Fall.  I took all the lettuce seeds I had from last year and spread them all over the bed, along with bok choy seeds and arugula seeds.  You can see what came up.  Now I can transplant them to wherever I want.

I am coming to appreciate the flexibility of a garden plot.  We don’t have to plant in rows because we can reach everything from the outside.  We can do swirls and groups, combine low growing  and taller growing plants.  I tend to put the taller plants on the north side so they don’t shade the smaller ones so much.  Yesterday I added some rust colored pansies, and planted more snap pea seeds and Japanese baby turnips. It’s like a little canvas and you can paint with plants any way you want.

But it’s not forever, it is constantly changing and growing, and then its season will be over and we begin again.  So if I make a mistake it’s easy to start over. Kind of like etch-a-sketch.

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