usda-plant zones

Ok y’all, if you are thinking of growing a Fall garden in the South, you should start planning now. In some cases depending on what you want to grow maybe even in July.

Here are some basic tips:

  • Know your planting zone (see above)
  • Know your average first frost date: click here to enter your zip and find out
  • Now look at what you are thinking of planting on your seed packet. (see below for popular Fall veggies)
  • Ok, y’all, this is gonna suck..but, now we gotta do math:You’ll need to look at your seed packet, or plant pick if you’re buying transplants, to determine the number of days to harvest.Then count backward from the first frost date or from a week or after first frost date if your crop appreciates a touch of chill.

    Assuming the date you come up is conducive to setting plants out — that temperatures are past the surface-of-Mercury stage — that’s when you’ll plant.

Ok, what is popular to plant:

Beans
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Cilantro
Collards

Shallots
Spinach
Winter Squash
Swiss Chardr
Turnips

Daikon
Endive
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lettuce
Mustard
Onions
Parsley
Parsnips

Peas
Pumpkins
Radishes
Rutabaga

DON’T FORGET THESE TO KEEP THE PESTS AWAY

Preparation

  • Get rid of the old plants
  • add some compost and work it in, give your soil a “lift”
  • Plant away
  • Water accordingly

 

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