Video: Planting for a fall harvest

In this video, we talk about how to plan a garden for a fall harvest by sowing seed in mid to late summer. We cover what to plant and when to plant it. We also discuss several advantages to growing cool season crops for fall harvest including improved flavor in leafy greens and less pest pressure from insects like aphids. We then mention that it can be a challenge to sow seed in July and August especially in dry climates because the soil can dry out quickly preventing germination. Then, we offer tips for retaining soil moisture, such as covering the soil with organic matter.

The video features example plantings and discussion on beets, kohlrabi, carrots, Brussels sprouts, spinach and lettuce.

For more on how to get multiple harvests out of a single area see:

For tips on planting vegetables see:

USU’s guide on “Planting vegetables midsummer for a fall harvest”:

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