The Fall Garden

In spite of a short growing season, experiments by the authors show a fall garden can produce bountifully in Maine.



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The harvests of midsummer must be planned for and carried out on specific, decided-upon dates.
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For a productive fall garden (and spring and summer garden too), maintain a regular schedule of planting, picking, pulling up, and replacing.
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Even if  the pea vines still carry a combination of fully ripe peas, immature pods, and blossoms, the schedule must be maintained if the fall garden is to be planted on time.
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Like the summer garden, the fall garden requires seeding, weeding, mulching, and composting.
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 This mature summer garden will—within a four-hour period on a given morning—give way to the planting of autumn's crops.
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