Gardening Isn’t Just For Spring

Walk into any home improvement center in the spring and you’ll find an abundance of fruit, vegetable and herb plants ready to be planted. Late in the summer, when school is about to start back up, there is nothing edible to be found in those same stores. And that’s really a shame.

As you know we started seriously getting into gardening for the first time this year and so far it’s been a fun (and tasty) adventure for us. But since we’re living in the south, so far I haven’t been able to plant some of my favorites including lettuces, broccoli, kale and cabbage.

As our zucchini and squash plants stop producing and the cucumber plants are starting to die back, it’s time to replant for the late summer and fall.

This morning I came across a great post about gardening in late summer and fall on the Survival Mom Blog.

There are plenty of tasty veggies that actually prefer cool (even cold) temperatures and tend to thrive the cooler it gets.

She goes on to share a variety of plants that do really well in cooler weather and can handle some light frost. Including:

  • Greens (lettuce, kale etc.)
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Peas
  • Herbs and Spices

I’m setting some time aside this week to go through my seeds and start a few seedlings to put in the ground once it starts to cool down around here.

How about you? Do you have a garden this year (yes, just a couple of containers of tomatoes counts)? Are you replanting this fall?

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