Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall planting... let the games begin!

Beets... a great fall garden choice!

It's time to start planting those fall gardens

Radishes, basil, mustard greens and spinach each take as little as one month to mature, and can survive light frost.

Lettuce, Swiss chard, kale and collard greens take as few as 40 days, and the latter two can survive temperatures in the 20s.

Beets and cabbage take as much as two months to mature, but can survive temperatures in the 20s. And beets are a great fall crop!

Garlic and leeks can be planted now for harvest next summer. And you can plant garlic in a container...I have successfully planted it in 5 gallon buckets before! 2 or 3 cloves per bucket!

Check with your local garden supply store, or agricultural extension service for advice for varietals that will survive best in your climate. Buy or start seedlings to give yourself a head start if it's too late to plant from seed.

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