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Fall Gardening

April FreemanFor the first time this year, I have planted a fall garden.

Usually by late August, I am sadly putting the garden to bed. However, this year, I opted to plant a few late-season veggies. I put these out in a separate bed since it will soon be time to turn the cows into my normal garden spot.

I planted sugar snap peas, which my family has only recently discovered. Even though we don’t care for traditional green peas, we do like the whole pod sugar snaps. We like to eat them steamed with a dab of butter and salt.

I also planted lettuce. My first planting of red lettuce is thriving. We go out there every few days and harvest some of it for salads and for eating on sandwiches.

Fall Garden

A couple weeks after I put in the red lettuce, I planted a bit of a mesclun salad green mix. Those greens are growing marvelously, and I anticipate that it won’t be long before we will be picking and eating these colorful greens.

We still have weeks of nice weather left. I’m hoping that I can get a late harvest of sugar snap peas and freeze plenty of them for the winter, too.

Are you doing a fall garden? What fall veggies do you prefer?