Fall Gardening Resource Guide

Fall Gardening Resource Guide! Wait! It’s not fall yet, why would I be worried about my fall garden yet???

Fall Gardening Resource Guide

Well it turns out if you want fall garden on most parts of the northern hemisphere August is the time to begin.

Along with harvesting, preserving and storing your summer grown crops. You also have to start planting your fall crops and your need to start working on options for protecting those fall crops. That’s why I decided to create this Fall Gardening Resource Guide.

I know a lot of successful gardeners who are also wonderful bloggers. All these folks have blogs packed full of articles of all different aspects of gardening this time of year.

I sent out a message to all my blogging friends asking for their best fall gardening and related tasks posts.  And boy did they come through!  Turns out there are a lot of people that are very passionate about fall gardening.  So this week I’ve created this Fall Gardening Resource Guide for you. I’ve included over 100 different posts, both from Stoney Acres and many other great blogs.

All the post revolve around 4 topics that should be on your mind this time of year: Fall planting, Season Extension, Canning and preserving, and storing your crops fresh. I’ve done my best to organize them in a manner that will be helpful to you!  Enjoy!

Fall Gardening Resource Guide

Fall planting

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August is the time to focus on most of your fall planting, the target date is the window between 8 to 6 weeks before your first average frost.  For most of us here in the north that window will fall sometime in the month of August.  Of course those of you that live in the warmer areas (think zones 8,9,10) your planting dates will be much later.  But even in the warmer climates you want to start thinking about your fall gardens soon.  Below is a list of different blog articles that will help you with your fall planting:

General Fall Garden Advice

9 crops you can plant in August for fall and winter harvest

13 Quick Growing Vegetables for Your Fall Garden

12 Vegetables To Plant NOW In Your Fall Garden

15 Frost Tolerant Vegetables to Grow in the Fall Garden

Time to start thinking about your Fall garden

What does the arrival of 10 hour days mean for your garden?

7 Tips for Preparing the Fall Garden

How to Plan a Successful Fall Garden

Transitioning The Garden From Summer To Fall

Fall Gardening Planting Guide

Starting a Fall Garden in the Sweltering Heat of Oklahoma

Know when to harvest these 25 organic vegetables

Seed Starting: You Can Do It!

Gardening Where it is Cold (Zone 3)

Planning and Planting a Fall Garden

Planning {and planting} the fall garden

How I Prepared for the Fall Garden

When Should I Start My Seeds? Printable seed starting calendar

Crop Specific Posts

Growing Peas in the Fall

Growing Carrots for Winter Harvest

Growing Fall and Winer Carrots

Growing Lettuce in the Fall & Early Winter

Tips for Digging and Storing Sweet Potatoes

How to Grow and Preserve Pumpkins

Beginner’s Guide To Winter Squash

How to Grow Garlic – From Planting to Harvest

Growing, Harvesting, and Storing Garlic

Planting Garlic in the Fall Garden

Planting Organic Garlic: The Basics & Common Questions

How to Grow Cabbage

Harvesting Dandelion Root Tea from your garden

How to Grow Swiss Chard in your Fall Garden

5 Vegetables to Plant Now For a Fall Harvest

Pod Casts:

Fall Gardening Prep 10 Tips to Improve Your Soil

Save Money With A Backyard Chicken Fall Garden [Podcast]

Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden

Season Extension

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Unless you live in Zones 9 & 10 you are going to have to deal with frost this fall and winter (even you warm folks will have frost every once in a while.  So you need to have a plan to deal with protecting your fall (and even early winter) crops from frost and cold temperatures as the year progresses!  There are several different options for extending your season these include fabric row covers, cold frames, mini hoop houses, high hoops and green houses.  Below is a list of several resources to help you learn how to build and use them:

Winter Garden Structures

Building a garden cold frame

Protecting your garden from Early Frost

Growing a Year Round Garden

How to Build a Cold Frame

Polytunnels: Extend Your Growing Season

Cheap and Easy Row Covers

Move a Portion of Your Garden South

Winter Growing Conditions in a Greenhouse

Make a Hoop House to Extend Your Growing Season

Canning & Preservation

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Fall is also canning and preserving time!  As your summer fruits and veggies start to finish off you will want to be putting them away for the winter.  Below is a huge list of resources for canning and other food preservation methods:



Canning Apples

Canning Applesauce Recipe

Homemade Applesauce

Canning Apple Butter using a Crock Pot

Homemade Apple Butter in the Slow Cooker

How to Pressure Can Apple Pie Filling

How to Can Apples for Baking

Crockpot Apple Butter with Canning Instructions

How to Can Applesauce

Canning Apple Pie Filling

Homemade Applesauce


Canning Pears

Pear Butter Recipe


Canning Tomatoes

Canning Tomato Sauce

How to Make and Can Tomato Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce


Canning Carrots

How to Can Carrots

Pickled Carrots with Ginger & Dill Recipe

Raw Water Packed Carrot Recipe


Canning Pumpkin

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree


6 Fall Canning Recipes

Canning Potatoes

Canning Potatoes

How to Pressure Can Potatoes


Canning & Pickling Beets

Chicken Bone Broth Soup with Canning Instructions

Cranberry Sauce with Canning Instructions

Canned Zucchini Tongue Recipe

Fresh Beets Packed in Water Recipe

Canning Butternut Squash

Pickled Beets with Dill Recipe

Beautyberry Jelly Recipe


Freezing Tomatoes

Freezing Broccoli

Preserving Bell Peppers

Other Methods

8 Ways to Preserve Pumpkin at Home

9 Ways to Preserve Apples at Home

Drying Apples & Apple Leather

Dehydrating Foods Without Electricity

5 Simple Ways to Preserve Apples

A to Z Guide to Dehydrating Vegetables

How to Dehydrate Your Own Foods

Helpful Guide To Drying Homegrown Herbs

Preserving Green Beans- Leather Britches

Fresh Storage

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Along with canning, freezing and drying you will also have many crops that can be stored fresh, garlic, onions, potatoes, carrots, pumpkins and all of the winter squashes are stored whole and fresh.  Below I’ve included a bunch of different resources to teach you how to do this, weather you are using a root cellar or just a cool spot in your basement, this list contains a bunch of different posts to teach you how to store your crops for the winter:

Building and Using a Window Well Root Cellar

How to Ripen Green Tomatoes

The 5 Easiest Vegetables to Store

How To Store Potatoes Most Efficiently

Five Foods to Store for Winter

How to Harvest, Cure and Store Onions

It’s a matter of having a Root Cellar

Above Ground Root Cellars

Root Cellars 101- Root Cellar Design and Use

10 Tips for Storing Vegetables Without a Root Cellar

Other Fall Garden Advice

Along with all the above resources, there are also things you need to be doing in the fall to prepare your home and garden for both the winter AND next spring.  Here are some guides to help you there:

Five Steps to Get Your New Garden started this fall

8 Garden Tasks you should be doing this fall

5 Reasons why you should plant a garden next year

Preparing your Garden for Winter

The Magical Mouse Box

Preparing a New Garden Bed

Preparing the Garden fo Winter

Fall Leaves: A Valuable Soil Builder

Fall: The Perfect Time to Build Healthy Soil

Fall Blooming Flowers for the Bees

Cleaning and Sharpening Garden Tools

Fall Gardening Prep 10 Tips to Improve Your Soil

Basic Guide to Saving Seed From Your Garden


Well I hope you found Fall Gardening Resource Guide helpful, I don’t often do these kinds of “round up” posts but I felt like there are so many great posts and articles floating around out there right now that we need a spot to put them all together and make them easy to get at!!   If nothing else this will give you hours of reading enjoyment, Right!!

Did I miss some posts?  Do you have a favorite site that helps you with your fall gardening?  Please leave a link in the comments section and if the site owner agrees, I will add the post to this resource guide!

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Fall Gardening Resource Guide


  1. Cheryl August 18, 2016 3:08 pm Reply

    Wow! What a resource! I have bookmarked the page so I can continue to come back and reference all this great info you have compiled. Great job, thanks!


    • Mr. Stoney August 18, 2016 4:26 pm Reply

      Thanks Cheryl, It was a surprisingly large amount of work!! I’m glad you like it (I’m also glad it’s done). Whew. . .

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