Fall Gardening Resource Guide! Wait! It’s not fall yet, why would I be worried about my fall garden yet???
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
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
Crop Specific Posts
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:
Canning & Preservation
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:
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:
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:
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!