2020 witnessed a lot of people discovering their hobbies and passion. Amidst all the dancing, baking and cooking, gardening has emerged as one of the most popular hobbies, especially among grown-up adults. People who love plants and to be around them, it’s an absolute pleasure to be able to grow your own fruits and vegetables in your backyard. The plants grown in such a way are not just healthy to eat but also are convenient to harvest whenever you want.
How do I start a fall veggie patch in my garden?
Gardening is great for springs and summers but by the time fall and winter arises, most of the gardeners give up on their gardening lands. But it’s important to know that fall can be as productive as summers and springs. You can start planting your crops during the fall season and easily harvest them just before the first snow of winter.
You can follow the following steps to start a fall veggie patch in your garden this autumn.
Determine the time taken for harvest
The first thing you need to know about is what date the first frost is going to fall in your area. You can determine this by looking at the seed packet of your fall veggies which carry the time duration that is taken for a particular seed to harvest completely. But this date does not guarantee that your vegetables will grow completely because the fall season experiences less sunlight as the weather starts getting cold. What you can do to solve this problem is to add two weeks to that time span.
Prepare your garden and add compost
The next step is to get your garden ready. This step consists of removing extra weeds and old crops that no longer produce a harvest. After this, you can add your compost to the open planting bed, preferably, this should contain two to three inches of highly decomposed materials that can help your veggies to grow faster.
Plant your seeds
The last step is to plant the seed. The procedure of planting the seeds almost same for all the seasons except for the fact that in the fall season since the amount of moisture and coldness in the environment is more, therefore, you need to plant the seeds a little deeper up to two to three inches to ensure the best growth.