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Four Reasons to Start a Fall Garden in North Florida

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Fall is truly here. We have been enjoying very beautiful days, crisp mornings, and cool evenings. Did you know this is also a great time to garden? There are four great reasons to get started on your garden now.

1. Cooler Weather- I think we can all agree; gardening is much more pleasant without high temps and heavy humidity.
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2. Fewer Pests- The fall garden is not plagued by hordes of caterpillars, borers, or even  powdery mildew. Even the mosquito population seems to be diminished.

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3. Less Weeding- During the summer, the weeds keep pace with the vegetables, then overtake them in a blinding fury mid-July. During the fall, usually what you plant is what you grow, with minimal weeding, especially if you mulch.

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4. Less Work!! All of these advantages add up to less work overall. If you think you don’t like gardening, give fall gardening a try. For some, this is actually their favorite gardening season.

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Scatter some turnip seeds, poke a few kale starts in the ground, and enjoy gardening this fall!

Those bags are just some of my harvest from last year’s fall garden!