Today it will be over 100 in much of the nation. This is our toughest time of year in central Texas. Grass is turning brown and the other thing that really thrives are snake, lizards, grasshoppers and things that eat grasshoppers. Shade is the number one commodity if you are out side.
Even as a boy in Pennsylvania my Grandfather referred to this time of year as “the dog days”. What he meant was leave any outside dog alone, they might bite as they are so miserable in the heat. So it may seem like an odd time to discuss fall gardening.
Well let me put you in touch with reality. Even for me where it is so how that two Hobbits threw a ring into my back yard to destroy it yesterday the first frost date right now is only, 107 days away. If you live say in central Pennsylvania you are looking at 76 days or less.
You want me to really freak you out? As of today we are only 121 days from Thanksgiving and 152 days until Christmas. In short despite the heat and long summer days, Fall is coming and coming fast, in fact we are right now only 58 days from September 22, the Fall Equinox and official beginning to fall.
Join Me Today as We Discuss…
- Bed maintenance for beds you won’t be planting with “crops”
- Biochar, manure, green sand, other amendments
- Cover Crops
- Heavy Harvest of the Summer Crops
- New Bed Establishment
- Site selection
- Why this is a good time to establish new beds
- Getting ready for the fall crops
- Protection or not?
- Killing Weeds
- Starting seeds (sometimes indoors)
- Selecting plants from a nursery
- 10 Crops for the fall garden
- Garlic (planting for next fall)
- Onions and Leeks
- Carrots – Frankly most root crops
- Getting the Edge on Cool Weather
- Southern Exposure
- Row Covers
- Micro Green Houses
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