Fall: what can you still do in your vegetable garden?
We'll plant some garlic too - it's a great vegetable for this month.
Nice weather today. But, the really nice weather is done for the year.
Here in Groningen, it's been raining buckets lately and the next 2 weeks it won't get much better. Real autumn.
Oh well, that has its charms:
But you can tell it's fall now. Leaves are turning brown and falling off, and some plants will die soon. That's just nature at work.
I've already started tidying up a bit:
Which vegetables do well in cold weather?
What can you still sow?
But the weather doesn't know that. It does what it wants. It could stay warm enough for some of the September plants.
So, I still sow a few things. And I cheat a little, by using a crop cover:
Read here about what you can definitely still sow now, and which vegetables I take a chance on.
For example, now's the perfect time to grow garlic for a spring harvest. Planting them is ridiculously easy. Just be sure you have a good quality garlic bulb to start with.
Read here how to grow garlic in a Planty Garden.
That was it for today
Even on cloudy days, we still get some sun:
In the next email - around the end of October - I'll show you how to prepare your Planty Garden for winter.
See you then!