Great Greens

| 9/30/2013 2:07:00 PM

Tags: seeds, greens, vegetables, fall gardening,

Amy HillIt's October, and for most home gardeners this is a time to start slowing down. Tomato season is over. Green beans and melons are spent. Maybe you grew your Halloween pumpkin and it's time to carve it. 


For me, this is a time to gear up. With the kids back in school and hot temperatures abating, I have (slightly) more time and energy to think about gardening. I am around more, but the insects and fungal diseases, for the most part, are not. 


And I am fortunate to live in a part of the country where I can garden year-round. For the past few years, I've raised root crops and greens at a local community garden. This year, I'm hoping to try it at home.


10/2/2013 7:53:55 PM

Amy, gardening is mostly finished here in the 5b gardening zone. The first frost day is only about two weeks away. I too have the problem of sowing too much instead of staggering the plantings to allow consumption over a period of time. Maybe I'll get it right next year. I think I'll have to start a MSN garden calendar to keep track of planting and other stats for the garden year. I'm terrible at keeping records for the next year's analyzing. I for one am glad to see the garden season coming to an end. The three months of rest and planning for next year is a welcome season of the year. Have a great day outside in the fall garden.

mother earth news fair 2018 schedule


Next: April 28-29, 2018
Asheville, NC

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on modern homesteading, animal husbandry, gardening, real food and more!