How to Start a Fall Garden in a Hot, Southern Climate
When spring rolls around, millions of people are beyond ready to plant a garden full of lush herbs, vegetables and flowers. However, this is the exact opposite for growing in hot, southern climates!
The grass is truly greener south of the Mason-Dixon Line in autumn.
The trick to growing your own fresh food and flowers in the South, is to avoid the hottest part of the year (Southern-summer has no mercy on a vegetable garden!) and get ready to reap an autumn bounty. Once the heat starts to break (usually around August-September), this is a great time to get a fall garden planted outside.
Here are a few tips for a fool-proof fall bounty:
PRODUCE A BUMPER BOUNTY OF THESE FAST-FRUITS:
- Tomatoes (Glacier, Golden Nugget)
- Cayenne Pepper
4. Flowers for color & pollinators
Even if it's fresh food you're after, the fruit wont be able to form without help from pollinators. Grow flowers for bouquets, pest-management, and pollinators for both a gorgeous and delicious garden.
Some flowers are also edible, so check out these tips for growing edible flowers:
ADD THESE FLOWERS INTO THE FALL GARDEN MIX:
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WHAT ARE YOU GROWING THIS FALL?
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