Fall Garden? Now?

Thursday, July 05, 2012
The growing conditions improve with the change in seasons and we can look forward to the big fall harvest. Your attention to water and nutrition now will mean earlier harvests and tastier produce! Keep WormWise Vermicompost Tea handy to spray young plants weekly and be prepared to shade transplants for a few days to ease them into the garden. Clear out the ratty plants leftover from spring planting and prune the ones that still have good green leaves. Work up the soil lightly and add a cup of WormWise Vermicompost to each planting hole. Start hills of squash from seeds, tomatoes from transplants in beds and pots (but not in the same soil again), and a row of bush lima beans. Sometime this month you can start everything from the spring garden, plus some vegetables that really do best for us in the fall. For example, start broccoli from seed now to transplant next month, followed in 2 weeks by Chinese cabbage, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi. These delicacies are never better than in the fall garden, grown organically.
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