Have you dreamed of starting a garden but been discouraged by lack of knowledge or experience?
Please don’t be intimidated by gardening. Now is a great time to start a little garden and to see if you like it. Florida fall and winter gardens are a wonderful place to start: the temperatures are cooler and the bugs are fewer.
If you really want to just try a little garden and just have a little time; buy a pack of collard or kale transplants for a few dollars, then poke them in the ground in a sunny spot. With just a minimum of care, you can harvest the outer leaves as soon as they are large enough and enjoy multiple harvests until the heat returns.
I am still harvesting peppers from my spring garden, but am now beginning to harvest green beans from my fall garden.
Turnips and mustard have sprouted! I’m trying ‘White Egg’ turnips this year.
My collard, kale, and Bibb lettuce starts are looking great! I’m glad I decided to try Swiss chard again, I’m thinking of mixing this pretty vegetable with some snapdragons in the garden.
Many of these starts are ready to go into the garden. With the cooler temperatures, it’s the perfect time to get them adjusted and to clear off my pallet potting bench.
Are you ready to take the plunge and try a garden? Fall is a great time to garden in North Florida!
Do you have questions about starting a fall garden? Please ask, I’d love to help!
Do you have other suggestions for super-easy fall crops? Kale and collards are my top 2 easy crops, but I’d love to hear your favorites below. We can all help each other-the gardening community is so friendly!
Let’s get growing!