Fall Garden Planning: Create a fall planting calendar for your Southern garden, a “how to” guide
Fall garden not as productive as you prefer? Not sure which vegetables to plant and when to plant them in a Southern garden?
When I worked in horticulture at my county’s Cooperative Extension office, a fairly common set of questions each year was about when to plant and what to plant for a fall vegetable garden. This book is my expanded answer to those questions, based on my experiences as a long-time organic gardener who looks for research-based answers to questions.
The hope is that other gardeners (like you!) will be able to use what I’ve learned as a shortcut to successful fall gardening.
Gardeners across the U.S. are likely to find useful tips and help inside, but the book is written for gardeners in the Southeastern U.S. – from the Carolinas to East Texas, in planting zones 7, 8, and 9.
This – generally speaking – is what’s inside:
- Which crops grow best in fall
- Two ways to make a planting calendar for your own garden
- How to get the garden prepared for your fall crops (amendments, fertilizer)
- Management options for three common pests (caterpillars, aphids, root-knot nematodes)
- Details about 24 fall-garden crops, including recommended varieties for Southeastern gardens
There is more, but those are the main sections.
The trade-size book includes a blank chart for gardeners to use, following instructions on pages 13-15, to create an individualized fall planting calendar.
A larger copy (pdf) of the fall planting chart to print out and write on, can be downloaded for free. The free pdf version (for 8.5×11 inch paper) here: Blank schedule for use with Fall Garden Planning book.