Yes, I’m thinking about my fall garden. Pulling out the potatoes this week got me all fired up to plan my fall garden and get the seeds ordered.
Tomatoes can be planted in July. Potatoes, lima beans and green beans can be planted in August. September is a big planting month – English peas, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, mustard greens, spinach, turnips (have to stay out of the way of that turnip truck!).
There are many resources available on the internet that will give guidance on when to plant, as well as varieties that work well in your area. Here’s a planting guide I like for this area.
For northern gardeners, the list of items we can plant in the fall will be a surprise. Remember, we have little cold weather here. The climate/gardening seasons here are more like what I grew up with in Louisiana.
This is a list of the seeds I just ordered. I already have some seeds here (lettuce, carrots, some peas) so I ordered the things I don’t have but want to grow. I am going to plant fall potatoes but I saw potato seeds somewhere in town so I’ll get those here. There are probably other things that need to be ordered.
Now . . I must get myself out to the garden and pick beans! I’m so loving my garden. Last night we had fresh green beans with new potatoes and fried eggplant . . all from the garden. Since I took that long nap, I was sure glad we had leftover tuna steak that I could heat up for dinner. Tonight we’re having chili rellenos that I’m making from peppers I grew, and eggplant casserole from eggplants I picked yesterday. Life is good!