Fall Gardening

Photo by Microsoft.

It's time to think about your fall garden. That means researching what to plant and how to care for your vegetables. Here are some great veggies that withstand cooler temperatures:

Arugula. Tuck pinches of arugula into rows of shallots and onions;  they'll grow quickly and smother any weeds that might overtake your slower growers.

Beet. To keep soil from forming a crust that will inhibit seedlings from emerging, cover newly planted rows of beets with boards or cloth, and remove it as soon as the little seedlings peek through.

Broccoli. Opt for varieties that produce plenty of side shoots, rather than a single large head.

Now for the how to care for them. Here are some tips on caring for your fall garden:

Treat your soil. Because you're likely planting fall crops in soil that has already fed a spring planting, it's important to replenish beds with organic fertilizer and/or compost before planting.

Water, water, water. Seeds and transplants take off quickly in warm soil with adequate water. To help retain soil moisture, surround seeds with a thick layer of mulch. You can also add shredded leaves or straw will keep soil moist while slowly contributing to the soil as they decompose.

Boost your plants. Keep plants growing strong as temperatures drop by giving them a midseason  nutrient boost. Use a fertilizer to keep the plants strong while they are up against cooler temperatures.

Read more on Fall Gardening.

related topics: fall, farming, garden, gardening

Share This

You may also like:

We are working on some updates for 2019 and want you to stay up-to-date on some big changes being made.


For 55 years, Sukup Manufacturing Corp. grain bins have been trusted by farmers across the United States. 


“Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.” – Robert Gallagher


Plants need light to grow. Initially, it was just sunlight. Today, technology has led to the production of red and blue artificial lights which work just as perfect.


As the frozen north has now given way to monsoon season here in Southwest Missouri...It has given me lots of opportunities to spend "quality" time with my hubby.


Dark clouds roll in and drop the temperature a few degrees, soon the sun disappears and the clouds open up, soaking the area.


We’re excited to share with you how we got into the farm wedding business, what we’ve learned, and a few funny stories we’ve collected along the way.


There are 5 love languages but each of us typically only use 2 or 3 of
the languages.


Use this planting time to have lots of back-and-forth conversations. It's a great way to build the brain and relationship!


Do you remember planning your wedding?? I do...starting with the wedding I planned in my dreams as a young girl.