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11 Easy Plants for Your Fall Garden

| 9/4/2015 2:54:00 PM

Candi Johns



If your summer garden was a bit of a disappointment, first of all, know you are not alone. It was a wet, soggy, soaking summer around our parts (as well as most of the U.S.) and the gardens grew fungi instead of tomatoes this year.

I have great news if this was your garden … it's time for fall planting. Squeal!

It's time for fall planting.

9/28/2019 1:20:00 AM

My summer garden failed due to drought and my work hours (4:45 am - 5 pm), AND to the marigolds I planted to guard against predator bugs. In all my life, marigolds have only grown 4-5 inches in height. The ones I had this year were 18-24 inches tall!!! The totally shaded my entire garden and I feel lucky that I got a few green beans and cucumbers before they were completely shaded. SO. My question is, do I need a flowering plant in the fall to distract predator bugs, and what? Or, if not, what is good to plant in SE Texas for fall?

10/2/2015 12:32:45 PM

WOW! Sounds like your growing season is coming to a close. Here in Kentucky we have miserable, hot, humid summers but we can grow til the ground freezes in December. I suppose it's a give and take. :)

9/9/2015 6:38:59 PM

I appreciate your encouragement but I don't think I could start some of these now, in northern IL. We will have frost in a month.

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