What to Plant in Your Fall Garden
September brings the start of the fall planting season! Planting bulbs now will bring beautiful flowers in the spring. The best bulbs to plant are tulips, daffodils, Dutch iris, freesias, hyacinths. Plant spring-blooming bulbs September to early December. If possible, stagger the plantings over three or four weeks to extend the bloom season next spring. Bulbs planted now will bloom in March or April.
For your veggies, Sunset Magazine suggests cool-season greens like arugula, chard, kale, lettuce, and mustard. They are some of the easiest vegetables to grow from seed and have much better flavor than store-bought types. Set out seedlings of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, and spinach. Plant seeds of beets, carrots, leeks, onions, peas, radishes, and turnips. Your veggies will be ripe and ready for picking between 70 and 100 days depending upon the veggie.
When it comes to dressing up your garden, there are flower seeds that are perfect to plant in September to bring some beautiful color to the garden at harvest time. Plant asters, chrysanthemums, gaillardia, gloriosa daisy, Japanese anemone, lion’s tail, purple coneflower, and salvia.
You are sure to have a gorgeous garden haul in your fall/winter garden! Send us photos of your garden sowing and reaping!