Growing a vegetable garden doesn’t take a lot of money or time. It does require a sunny spot that has well-draining soil (so plants don’t rot) and fertilizer.
Weed regularly (baby plants compete with weeds for water and soil nutrients) and tie up tall vegetables on trellises. Water new seedlings and transplants daily until established and mature veggies as needed.
Fall vegetable gardening is an opportunity that some may miss or may not understand. It can be considered a form of succession planting to enable a fall harvest. Doing so means you can enjoy fresh vegetables such as broccoli, lettuce, spinach, Irish potatoes and summer squash in the fall though they are often considered spring vegetables.
Kale is a great fall vegetable. Direct sow seeds in the garden throughout August. Watering at least an inch per week and mulching around the plant will keep the soil damp to help the kale during the warmer part of late summer and early fall. Kale is actually frost hardy, and the flavor improves after a bit of frost.