It is the time of year when gardeners are harvesting some of the remains of their spring and summer gardens, and preparing for the fall planting season. In the Memphis area there are quite a few variables involved with the fall planting season. Many of the variables are determined by early or late frosts. However, as a general rule the following planting guide will work for the fall gardener.
Be sure and rotate your fall crop, so that you don't plant the same vegetables in the same rows, or areas you planted them in the spring. Natural composting is important in the fall, and will not only help your fall crops, but will be a great benefit to next springs garden.
Listed below are the general guidelines for planting your fall garden in the Memphis area:
Beets Aug. 30 - Oct. 14, Broccoli July 31 - Sept. 14, Brussel Sprouts July 1 - Sept. 14, Cabbage July 31 - Sept. 14, Carrots Aug. 15 - Oct. 14, Cauliflower July 31 - Sept. 14, Chard July 31 - Oct. 14, Collards Aug. 15 - Sept. 29, Garlic Aug. 30 - Oct. 14, Kale July 31 - Sept. 14, Kohlrabi July 31 - Sept. 14, Lettuce Sept. 14 - Oct. 14, Mustard Sept. 14 - Oct. 14, Onions Oct. 14 - Oct. 24, Peas (English) Aug. 15 - Sept. 14, Peas (Sugar Snap) Aug. 15 - Sept. 14, Potatoes Aug. 15 - Sept. 14, Radishes Sept. 14 - Oct. 14, Spinach Aug. 30 - Oct. 14, Turnips Sept. 29 - Oct. 29
Additionally, this fall planting guide is not etched in stone and can be adjusted to fit the type of season we are having. Please click the subscribe link at the top of the page. The articles are free, and remember, "KGO" (Keep Growing Organic).