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Published October 5, 2023
“Revival Roots Nursery”
Fall is the perfect season to grow your own vegetables in your home garden
Why The Fall Season Is A Favorite Among Home Vegetable Gardeners?
As the leaves turn golden and the air becomes crisp, it’s time to turn your attention to the delightful world of fall season vegetable gardening. While summer gardens have their allure, there are myriad of benefits to cultivating a vegetable garden in the cool embrace of autumn. So, put on your gardening gloves and get ready to dive into the realm of Broccoli, Broccolini, Napa cabbage, Cauliflower, Spinach, Arugula, and so much more!
When it comes to home gardening, seasonality is key! Planting varieties intended for either warmer or cooler weather directly relates to the yield potential and quality of your harvests. That’s why the produce found at farmers’ markets is of such high quality! While the summer season supports varieties such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini, the fall and winter seasons allow for the production of leafy greens and hearty vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. While it may be tempting to plant varieties out of season, the plants have been naturally developed over hundreds of years to grow with certain conditions. Have you noticed the broccoli in the market during summer to be stringy and tough? The mild days and cooler nights of the fall allow for broccoli to develop large edible heads without becoming stressed due to heat. Not sure what is seasonal? Revival Roots Nursery is an organically-operated nursery that ships high-quality vegetable and herb seedlings directly to their customers. They have garden specialists standing by to help both their customers and anyone else who may have questions about growing their own food at home.
Now, let’s unveil the fall garden’s little secret – it can be even more productive than its summer counterpart. While the warmer season crops require months to mature and produce fruit, fall season varieties such as broccolini, spinach, kales, and arugula, can be harvested on a weekly basis. Instead of harvesting the fruit and waiting weeks for more fruit to ripen, cool season varieties offer plenty of vegetative growth allowing for more consistent harvests. Need a large bunch of kale for a cold night stew? Harvest the leaves and in just a few days, new leaves will mature for your next Backyard-To-Table meal.
In addition to more consistent harvests, fall season crops can often be planted in higher density to their summer season cousins. While tomatoes need about 2 feet of spacing between plants, kale can be planted just under a foot apart. Higher destiny planting directly relates to more plants growing and larger, more consistent harvests.
Genetic diversity in your garden is key to a flourishing and productive garden. Why is this the case? First, varying root depth is essential for soil health and fertility. For example, spinach grows shallow roots breaking up the top level of the soil, while broccoli roots grow deeply improving the soil texture and bringing needed nutrients to the top level of the soil. Another benefit to diversity in your garden is that it discourages pest and disease damage. Plants belonging to the Brassica family, such as kale and cauliflower are susceptible to the White Cabbage Moth. However, growing plants such as arugula or spinach, that are not susceptible to the pest, allows for a physical disruption so the pest is less likely to spread. The same benefit also is present for common garden diseases such as powdery mildew. Not only will planting a diverse crop reduce pest and disease, it will also provide a beautiful edible landscape for beneficial insects to thrive and protect your crops for you.
As you embark on your fall vegetable gardening adventure, remember that nature has a knack for rewarding those who embrace the changing seasons. Broccoli, Broccolini, Napa Cabbage, Cauliflower, Spinach, and Arugula are just a few of the flavorful treasures awaiting your green thumbs this fall. Revival Roots Nursery not only offers the highest-quality vegetable and herb seedlings shipped directly to your home, but also provides complimentary garden help and advice to ensure you have a successful growing season.
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