What to plant now

Fall gardening Summer’s in full swing, but soon, the leaves will begin to change colors and the kiddos will be heading back to school. Fall doesn’t mean no more gardening, just different gardening. Not sure what to plant? Check out a few of Whispering Springs Nursery’s Fall harvest favorites.

  1. Trees and shrubs – Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs because the weather is cool, but the soil is still warm enough for root development.
  2. Pansies – The warm soil temperatures of the Fall also aid in root development for Panies. Planting these flowers in the Fall gives you two seasons to enjoy them!
  3. Cool season vegetables – Many vegetables including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, radishes, rutabaga, spinach, and Swiss chard thrive in cool weather.
  4. Spring bulbs – All spring-blooming bulbs need a period of cold dormancy to bloom. Plant bulbs in fall to ensure a beautiful spring display.
  5. Turf grass – Fall is the best time to establish new turfgrass and do most lawn chores. Specifically in the South, avoid fertilizing dormant warm-season grasses unless they have been over
    seeded with winter ryegrass.

Keep in mind that many fall-harvested crops are planted in early August to give them enough time to mature before harvest.

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