Planning Our Fall Garden

Reader Contribution by Faithful Homesteader

After having a successful summer garden, we are shifting gears and preparing for our fall garden here in north Texas. I am looking forward to some different garden vegetables. At the peak of our summer garden, we were making yummy vegetable stews and squash/zucchini noodles with marinara sauce. I will be glad to mix it up with some other veggies.

My husband goes back and forth between wanting a fall garden and just letting it go. I want the garden because I love being able to have so many homegrown vegetables. Since I have been living a Paleo-ish lifestyle, I strive to get many veggies into my diet. I have been trying to expand my horizons when it comes to what veggies I eat.

Our fall garden will not be as extensive as our summer one, but I hope that it will be a successful one. I never really ate radishes much my whole life, but now I am getting into them so I definitely wanted them in the garden. We are growing ‘Icicle’ and ‘Sparkler’ radish. I don’t know about either type, but I am hoping they are both good.

We are also growing kohlrabi. We have successfully grown it in the past and we liked it. Our chickens were also fans of it. If all goes well, we will have some Jerusalem artichoke come back. Last year we had a lot of it, but if it comes up this year, it will be on a much smaller scale. We did find it to be a good addition to stews in place of potatoes.

The last two things that we are growing are carrots and cauliflower. We have tried carrots before, but never have had them in abundance. Carrots are definitely a favorite vegetable of mine. We have not grown cauliflower before, but I love the diversity of that vegetable. I like doing cauliflower rice and it actually does make a good pizza crust, too.

I want a successful fall garden so that it can help me with my healthy lifestyle. I am thankful that my husband has a green thumb. If you are doing a fall garden, I hope yours will be successful as well.

  • Published on Sep 18, 2017
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