Friday, September 23, 2011

Gardening 101: Planting Cold Crops in the Fall

New Bed: Lettuce, Arugula and Spinach just in!
 If you want to eat fresh salad in the fall now is your time to get planting. End of Summer is normally the ideal time, however, this summer was a little hot so I waited a little to plant my cold crops again. I finished the first bed last weekend and this weekend I am planting some more.

I planted some Arugula, Lettuce and Spinach, but you can certainly plant all sort of cold crops (Broccoli, peas, etc.). I used the seeds I collected from the Spring crop (here is how to collect seeds)

Remember to keep the beds moist and see those yummy plants sprout!

Fall planting is no different from Spring planting. I normally clear the beds from any weeds or old vegetables from the Spring crop, add a little more vermicompost and compost, and plant my seeds.

New bed of cold crops just planted!

Happy Fall planting!

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