Football is starting, pumpkin spice is taking over the grocery store, and the days are getting shorter, which means fall is right around the corner. For your garden, this means that your warm season vegetables are just about done producing for the year. It also means that it's time to prep your garden for your cool season vegetables, which grow best in temperatures about 15 degrees lower than those needed by warm season vegetables.
Plants like cauliflower, kale, onions, spinach, and turnips are a few examples of the many vegetables that are perfect to plant this time of year. To grow cool season vegetables like the ones listed, till up the soil so that the roots can grow quickly. Use a slow release fertilizer and remember to water the plants regularly. Most of these plants can be bought as young plants for your garden, but you can still buy a few of them as seeds. Whether you choose to get plants or seeds, now is a great time to get your fall garden started.
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