31aug10chard 'Cool' Gardening Tips for the Fall

by KYW’s Phran Novelli

Had enough yet? Whatever you planted and weeded and watered or forgot to – isn’t it done already?

“Passed its peak” is how gardeners generally describe the state of their landscape in late summer. You may be ready to just mow it all under – particularly if your tomatoes got blight, your peppers pooped out or everything just dried up and withered when it got too hot and dry. But, there’s still time to grow a lot of pretty, tasty stuff.

Besides fall-blooming flowers, you can perk up your garden with lots of vegetables that enjoy being out in your garden in cooler weather just as much as you do. So, why not plant some seedlings of lettuce, Swiss chard spinach and other greens; broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, radishes and other root vegetables. Even herbs like cilantro and parsley that bolted to seed in the heat are happy to flourish in your garden again now.

Go see which seedlings your garden center has and pick out a few plants to revive your garden. Fall is a great time for a fresh start.

(Photo by Phran Novelli)

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