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