Every garden has a rhythm that is dictated by seasonal shifts. As summer transitions into fall, and before the big “F” (frost), it’s a good idea to fill in the “holes” in your garden design with some hearty fall plants. To find your average fall frost, go to the National Climatic Data Center.
5 Plants To Plant In Fall
Depending upon your climate, “cool-season plants” will continue to grow after the nights turn chilly. Plants that mature quickly (approximately 30 days) can be planted in the fall. You may be able to eek out a few more garden moments with these five hearty vegetable plants. The Mother Earth News has more fall plants here.
5 Fall Garden Projects To Make
2. Cool temperatures are the perfect time to build a rock wall. Walls can help protect plants from strong winds. Rock retaining walls can be used effectively to surround raised beds.
3. Build a bottle greenhouse. A greenhouse may provide a frost-free climate when the weather gets cool. Here are the directions from a school in Scotland that built a recycled bottle greenhouse via Treehugger.