Fall Planting in My Backyard Vegetable Garden

Posted on Oct 5 2009 - 4:30am by Mike Lieberman

After planting the kale and lettuce the other day, I still had some plants left over to get in the dirt.

I built two more self-watering containers, which was enough for two of the kale plants.

Still had dandelions and lettuces left and was running out of space. Since the cinder block garden was working out so well, I turned over some more cinder blocks and planted the dandelion in there.

That left me with the lettuces. My grandmother had some traditional pots leftover, so I reluctantly put some of the lettuces in them (because we all know they are inferior to my self watering containers).

That still left me with about 4-5 cells of lettuce. I’ll need to find a spot for them on my fire escape garden.

It’s the beginning of October, and I have my final fall planting complete in the backyard vegetable garden. The weather is getting colder. I’d like to prolong this as far into the cold season as I can.

How long do you think I’ll be able to keep growing?