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It’s August, and though the temperature outside might not seem like it, Fall is right around the corner! If you need proof, just check out your nearest department store; the Fall displays are up and selling quick. Some stores have even started putting out Christmas supplies!
As we reach the end of summer, one of the biggest complaints we hear from our customers is how they meant to do some planting, but time just got away from them. It’s definitely too late to start anything new by now…right?
Lots of plants, trees, and vegetables actually prefer being planted in late summer or fall. So whether you’re looking to start a home garden or just want to spruce up your backyard, here’s a list of all the things you can plant in the coming months:
Add some fresh-from-the-garden flavor to your favorite dishes
Fresh fruit is expensive and hard to find ripe—grow your own instead!
Grow your own grocery store of greens and never have wilted spinach leaking in your fridge ever again.
Other veggies you can plant in the fall include parsnips, kale, swiss chard, leeks, fennel, edamame, beets, radishes, turnips, rutabagas, shallots, snap peas, scallions, cabbage, and gourds
Plant a gorgeous array of colors in your backyard to create your own personal oasis.
Other flowers you can plant in the fall include gladiolus, nasturtium, marjoram, cannas, yarrow, asters, coneflowers, viola, astilbe, borage, closia, coreopsis, daylilies, petunias, impatiens, echinacea, salvia, tuberose, anemone, jasmine, calendula, sweet pea, phlox, sedum, delphiniums, crocuses, strawflowers, and anise hyssop.
Great for shade, swings, and bird nests, no backyard is complete without trees!
So there you have it! If you’re interested in growing any of the plants we mentioned, check out the links below for growing guides and extra tips!
Worried about your new flowers attracting too many bugs? Never fear! Check to see if what you want to plant is on our list of plants that attract pollinators, or maybe our list of plants that discourage pests!
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