The fall season has begun which means pumpkin flavor everything is available for your tasting pleasure. Fall not only means time for pumpkins, trick or treating and hayrides. ‘Tis the season for gardening in the Phoenix. The climate is perfect due to our mild winters leading to more planting time. A fall crop can be good for the soil as it organically protects it, assisting with preparing your soil for spring and summer crops. It is possible to reap a harvest between September through February if the crops are protected from frost. You can reap a harvest in winter as the Phoenix climate is a warm climate. A fall/winter garden can consist of Spinach, Broccoli, Carrots, Cabbage, Kale, Beets, Radishes, and other Greens. There are certain herbs that can be grown in the wonderful fall weather. Herbs such as; Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Parsley, Mint, Dill, Fennel, and my personal favorite Cilantro. It is important to keep in mind that the seeds must be planted before the weather becomes too cold if not the seed will not germinate. In order for germination to take place the seed has to take root. Temperatures must be above freezing and it must not be to hot in order for seeds to germinate.
Keep in mind while sipping on your warm apple cider and eating your pumpkin muffin you could be reaping the benefit of a fall/winter crop. If your ready to start reaping the health benefits and financial benefits from your raise bed or balcony click on the contact us tab.