Planting Fall Vegetable Crops

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Master gardener William Moss demonstrates how to plant seeds for fall crops including how to prep the soil.

    William Moss: Cool weather spells to end for tomatoes, cucumbers, okra and other summer crops, but it's not all that because fall begins in new growing season. Today we're selling fall crops. Fall like spring, provides the right temperatures and light for cool weather crops. So radishes, green onions, arugula, lettuce and other field greens, you can grow them just about anywhere. Now if you have a mild winter, then you can even try things like broccoli, kale, beans, and other things. So fall is just a great season to grow because it provides all the right conditions for the cool season crops. First you've got to prep this soil. So cleave out any spread plants, debris and weeds, then you want to amend it with a good, rich compost. Rake it smooth so the soil is perceptive to the seeds, you can either broadcast the seeds or sow them in rows. You want to water gently and keep the bed moist for best germination, then the seedlings according to the instructions on the seed pack. So don't shut the garden down yet, planting seeds now will keep you harvesting well until winter. Get out and grow.