Hard to believe that it’s the middle of September already. That means that it’s time to start planting your fall vegetables.
Ok, it’s been time to plant your fall vegetables, but now it’s really time.
The best thing to plant in the fall, especially if you are container gardening, are greens. Lots of greens.
They will survive the slight chill, you will be able to pack them into the containers and you will get the most food from them.
Greens are also great if you only have access to a shady area, which is all I have on my balcony garden, they will survive. I have four self-watering containers, one regular container and two soda bottle self-watering containers that I sowed my seeds into.
Here is what I planted for my fall vegetables in September:
- Four self-watering containers
- 3 rows: Leaf lettuce, kale, leaf lettuce. When planting the kale, I accidentally spilled some seeds into the container, so I have some extra thinning to do.
- 3 rows: Kale, leaf lettuce, kale
- 3 rows: Mesclun mix, kale, mesclun mix
- 2 rows: Kale
- Two soda bottle self-watering containers
- Romaine lettuce
- Leaf lettuce
- Regular container
- 2 rows: Cilantro and dill
Crazy as it is that it’s f’n mid-September already, you gotta stop holding on to summer and the excuses for not growing your own food. I’m going hard with the greens.
What are you planting for your fall garden?