Fall has been here for a few weeks so let’s talk changing of the seasons in the garden! Fall means the hearty crops are back, lots of bushy greens and getting ready to anxiously await that first Frost. Even though Summer is over, it doesn’t mean gardening is done – it never is!
This Fall we are growing Sugar Snap Peas, Kale, Cucumbers, Spinach, Lettuce, Radishes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Pumpkins, Soybeans and Carrots. We have also begun planning for Winter where we will be growing Brussels Sprouts and Pak Choi. If you’d like to stay updated with our Garden Calendar, you can always check this link out (found in the sidebar too). I periodically update it whenever anything is planted or transplanted. This is super helpful in knowing the exact date we plant and preparing for the next year so I would definitely recommend always keeping track of your garden schedule. We come back to this page many times during the year.
One of our favorite Spring and Fall plants are Sugar Snap Peas. These not only are delicious for snacking but they make some of the best quick and easy pasta dishes! Peas were planted directly into the soil on July 31 and have just begun producing peas which will last a few weeks.
Our cucumbers are one of the surprises of 2013, they have done such an amazing job, to the point of I can’t fit anything else into the bottom shelf of our refrigerator as it’s completely filled with pickles!
Here are some videos I did as part of the Gardenieres on container gardening. You can apply container gardening to anything you grow, really – I mean anything! Our entire garden is containers, so if you are thinking on giving container gardening a shot, I would strongly urge you give it a try. Not only is it perfect for spaces that you can’t grow directly into the ground (like our roof), but it’s also great for actual yard spaces. If we had a actual yard, we would still container garden our plants, the results have been exciting. The other great thing about sub irrigated containers is you never will doubt if there is too little or too much water. Because there is a hole in the bottom of the container, when the water comes out – then you know you can stop watering. If no water is coming, keep on watering!
Here is a Step by Step on how we make our Strawberry Buckets. We use Home Depot 5 gallon buckets. Our strawberries are doing awesome this year, even giving me handfuls in October.
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Here is a Step by Step on how to make your own Herb Garden Container. This works great on growing healthy herbs, but this is also the basic technique we use for the majority of all our plants (from tomatoes to pumpkins to broccoli).
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Hope you enjoyed the videos, let me know if you have any questions! 🙂 Are you gardening this Fall? If so, let me know all about it!