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Fall is my favorite season. It’s no longer blazing hot and the leaves turn into their magical colors. Have you ever considered growing a fall garden? The temperatures are more moderate, most of the problematic bugs have gone and a lot of greens thrive in the cooler temperatures. What’s not to love about that?
Starting your cool weather crops in the summer, whether transplanting seedlings started indoors or direct sowing, can be a challenge. Some crops need to be started when the sun is still hot. Those tender seedlings can wither in a hurry if not cared for and protected.
The effort of protecting your seedlings is well worth it! A lot of cool weather crops taste so much better with the cool temperatures. Plus going out and picking your own salad in October or November never gets old. You don’t need a greenhouse to keep your garden going well into late fall.