Prepare for your fall garden

Start preparing the soil for fall vegetable gardens. Most spring crops are finished and should be pulled up and destroyed to prevent the build-up of pests and diseases. In July and August, start seeds indoors for cool-weather vegetables to plant this fall. Try collards, spinach, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. Plant fall garden crops as early as the first of August through the first of September (these dates are for the Central Piedmont area and should be adjusted for your area of the state).  In the mountains you can still plant a fall crop of bush beans, cucumbers and summer squash in July. Plant cool-weather greens in July or August.

Posted on Jul 11, 2013

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