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Vegetable Gardens, Fall Edition

Celebrating America's gardening tradiitions with Vegetable Gardens, Fall Edition.

Vegetable Gardens


Vegetable Gardens, Fall Edition
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As the days turn cooler and the nights grow longer, gardeners might find themselves wishing the summer would never end. Fall certainly doesn’t have to mean sequestering yourself indoors, poring over seed catalogs and counting down the days until the spring growing season begins, however. Fall brings the harvest as well as a growing season perfect for hardy varieties of plants including root vegetables and greens.

If you haven’t tried late-season planting or you simply want to increase your knowledge about gardening, look no further. The fall edition of Vegetable Gardens focuses on all things autumn—what to plant, when to do it, ways to maximize your harvest, how to prepare your garden for winter and much more. Featuring advice from experienced gardeners, it offers a wealth of knowledge to assist newbies, as well as proficient planters.

What You’ll Find

Growing Advice: Learn about the benefits of growing your own veggies. Also included are the growing needs of 18 favorite cold-season veggies, such as arugula, peas and turnips; information about planting seeds or transplants; solutions for garden pests; and container-growing suggestions.

Tips for Gardeners: Find tips for extending the growing season and determining when your veggies are ready for picking.

Table of Contents

After the Harvest
Put your homegrown veggies to use with healthy, hearty recipes, and find out about freezing, canning, dehydrating and cold-cellaring your produce.

Fall into Gardening
Cool-season crops extend the growing season into autumn.
By Lindsay Evans

Autumn’s Rewards
Consider these 18 vegetables for your fall garden.
By Samantha Johnson

Budding Backyard
Which should you plant: seeds or transplants?
By Nancy Mann Jackson

Gardener’s Gold
Compost, an organic fertilizer, can supplement your veggie garden.
By Sue Weaver

Garden Invaders
We have some solutions for the pests that attack your vegetables.
By Cheryl Morrison

Potted Perks
Let containers expand your gardening options.
By Cherie Langlois

Prolong the Plot
Summer planting can extend your growing season.
By Amy Grisak

Autumn Harvest
When is the perfect time to pick your produce?
By Amy Grisak

Putting the Garden to Bed
"Winterize” your yard appropriately.
By Cheryl Morrison

Mistakes Managed
How do you avoid these 10 gardening errors?
By Kyra Kirkwood

Stay Fresh
These techniques can preserve your harvest well into the winter.
By Jennifer MacKenzie

Autumnal Ornamentation
Our creative co-workers share their favorite fall decorating ideas.

Fall-friendly Recipes
Recipes for stuffed chiles with walnut sauce, autumn beet and fennel salad, vegetable flan, slow-cooker curried chicken chowder, sun-dried tomato cheese tarts and zesty carrots
By Laura and Suzan Hill



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