Plant Now For a Fall Harvest

Summer was high time for your vegetable garden, but just because the days are getting shorter doesn’t mean that your veggie crops have to dwindle, too. With creative thinking and planning, your gardens can yield a great crop of cool weather plants. Whispering Springs Nursery offers advice on how to get the most out of your Jasper, GA garden through the cooler months.

Lettuce Fall GardenA Starting Place

The place to start when planning a Fall garden is with your region’s estimated first frost date, which in Jasper is somewhere between November 1st-November 10th. From there, you will plan backwards. Find the number of days to harvest for each vegetable you wish to plant. This can typically be found on the seed packet or online. Use that number to subtract back from the first frost date then add two more weeks. The additional time accounts for the slowing of growth as days shorten.

A Variety of Crops

What kind of crops can you look forward to harvesting this Fall? Stick with crops that do will in the cooler temperatures, and grow quickly. These include lettuce, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, turnips, onions, carrots, and more. Buying some of these as pre-grown seedlings will help you get a jump start on your Fall garden, but others such as the lettuce, radishes, and turnips grow quickly and will do well if you sow them directly in the ground.

Whispering Springs hopes that you continue to grow a great veggie garden throughout this Fall. If you need help figuring out what or when to plant, just give us a call! We’ll be happy to help!