When you plant your fall garden, we want to be sure to remind you about choosing the right plants for your garden, and planting them in the right place. You wouldn’t want to plant an out of season plant like okra that loves hot weather in late August and wonder why your crop is barely surviving. During the fall, you want to plant things like cabbage, collards, kale, cauliflower, and other plants in the cabbage family. These are great short season spring crops that have grown well in fall gardens.
However, whatever you decide to plant this fall, make sure that it is in a different location than your spring crop. You want to reduce the chances of a disease that your spring crop had being passed along to your fall crop. “Since vegetables are not all in the same family, they are susceptible and immune to different diseased and pests. ” – kccg.org Basically, plant different crops in different areas, like your beans where you had the cabbage, spinach where the potatoes were planted, and so forth.
What crops are you looking forward to planting in your Kansas City area garden in the next few weeks?