fall planting





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8/24/2007
Plan to plant garlic this fall, and enjoy unique varieties and their incredible health benefits.
9/20/2013
Even as far north as Maine I can harvest produce from March to December with parsnips to dig from under the frost in February without the use of row covers or a greenhouse. In some beds I do two or more succession plantings that together with the root cellar keeps me with fresh produce all year.
11/29/2007
Find garlic seed stock for growing garlic.
11/6/2008
Garlic is one of the easiest plants you can grow, and fall is the time for planting. Here are a few resources to help you get started.
8/14/2014
Ira shows how you can keep sowing and planting through late summer and into fall. Learn how to keep your garden producing abundantly through the cold months ahead.
7/14/2012
It may be sweltering hot outside, but we're still busily sowing seeds at the Southern Exposure farms! Learn how to plant your bountiful fall and winter garden, with abundant harvests through Thanksgiving and beyond.
2/17/2009
A reader asks about when to plant potatoes in Zone 9.
3/29/2012
We took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather by planting potatoes, peas and beets in the garden outside our office.
8/24/2010
Do you know the best time to plant garlic? Try planting in fall instead of spring for healthy, large garlic bulbs.
7/30/2008
Learn how to calculate best planting times for fall harvested crops.
8/3/2009
Save money by planting smaller trees and shrubs from mail-order sources.
2/28/2014
The innovative garden seeder from Simple Seeder increases speed and ease of planting.
9/30/2010
After a summer of growing sweet potatoes, fall is the long-awaited time to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Properly harvesting sweet potatoes, followed by sound curing and storage methods, will ensure you can enjoy your crop through the winter months.  
10/22/2010
The Ogden Community Garden winds down, and one gardener marvels at the late October harvest, and on how much the garden has meant to everyone who has helped tend it.  
7/30/2008
Growing fall brassicas can be a challenge, but here are some tips on how to prevent them from getting eaten by bugs or withering.  
10/13/2011
These varieties of winter squash and pumpkin are fantastically sweet. Ask for them at farmers markets and grocery stores that feature local produce, or try growing them yourself next year.
9/9/2011
There's a curious surprise on this fall pumpkin!
10/24/2008
Enjoy each season for the sensual experiences each affords.
3/16/2011
Companion planting can be a great strategy for organic gardeners. Take our nationwide companion planting survey to help us gather useful information about this gardening technique.
4/25/2013
Pasteurizing your own compost can protect your new seedlings from damping-off and harmful bacteria.
2/28/2013
Onions are daylight sensitive and need to have plenty of time to put on top growth before the days start to get shorter and the plant pulls its energy into the bulb. If you like to start onions from seed, don’t wait! The best time is already closing in.
4/19/2011
A Precision Garden Seeder can make planting seed crops quick and easy!
11/21/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Missouri farmer Bryce Oates shares why he values reading (Eliot Coleman, especially) and how it impacts his fall growing season.
1/22/2013
Urban food forests and public gardens provide communities with an edible landscape for everyone to share. These public fruit forests are the new trend in urban agriculture and play an important role as sustainable local food systems in their communities.  
3/12/2013
I cure my spring fever by planting in a hoop house.
2/28/2013
This blog post discusses growing enough produce for canning.
10/1/2008
Growing the three sisters (corn, beans, squash) in the same plot of land actually helps yield healthier crops of each.
9/7/2007
It's easy to overlook how useful grass clippings can be, but early fall is a great time to collect this valuable 'yard waste' to use in your garden as mulch.
10/30/2012
Why confine this fall favorite to the pie plate? Pumpkin’s fragrant flesh lends itself to an assortment of sensational eats, from simple pumpkin pudding to more adventurous pastas and pastries.
6/27/2014
Sowing tiny seeds for fall crops is easy with discarded plastic seedling trays and strips of fabric for lifting soil cubes.
10/8/2009
Learn how to make fried green tomatoes with a cheesy crust with this twist on a classic Southern recipe.
10/31/2011
Tips on ways to use fallen leaves in the fall.
10/20/2008
Use autumn's bounty of fallen leaves to expand your garden, protect your plants and improve your soil.
10/7/2009
Readers share recipes and ideas for using up all those end-of-season green tomatoes.
10/8/2009
How to make Thai-inspired fried green tomatoes.
10/15/2010
Fall colors in the trees greet readers in this week’s Photo of the Week. Keep submitting your photos for a chance to be the next Photo of the Week!  
10/22/2012
Tips on what to do with leftover pumpkins during the autumn season.
10/21/2008
Save time and avoid blisters and burnout by following these common-sense guidelines this leaf season.
9/30/2010
Sweet potatoes are vitamin-packed powerhouses, and have a sweet, rich flavor that lends itself to a variety of recipes. From fun sweet potato biscuits to a traditional molasses sweet potato pie, use these healthy sweet potato recipes to enjoy one of fall’s best flavors.
10/24/2011
Facts on the links between weather and pumpkins and what you can do with leftover pumpkins.
10/8/2009
How to roast green tomatoes to be eaten alone or to boost the flavor of other recipes.
8/19/2014
Follow these simple tips on fall gardening.
9/9/2014
While summer's still lingering, tasks of fall have begun.
5/2/2013
How to measure tomato seedlings for success before planting into your garden.
3/21/2012
Want lettuce and carrots all year round? Ira Wallace tells us her simple simple method for keeping track of succession plantings.
5/16/2012
Here are two helpful tips that will help you have a successful tomato plant.
5/26/2011
What a nice surprise it can be to notice new spring babies emerging from where their parent plants grew the year before. Volunteer plants are a wonderful gift!
1/13/2012
How to Schedule your Planting by the Moon
3/11/2010
The staff at MOTHER EARTH NEWS plants tomatoes and peppers during a seed-planting project at the office.
9/7/2010
Mother Nature has a way of filling in the blank spots....
3/31/2012
Make a shelf or table into a growing space for starting seedlings.
6/18/2012
This blog post tells about Barbara Lee's memories of her grandpa who built a two-holer outhouse for his family and surrounded it with peonies so that there would not be an unpleasant odor.
1/19/2012
Barbara Pleasant offers a step-by-step plan to starting seeds.
10/14/2011
It pays to spend time preparing your garden for winter. You can improve your soil, increase your harvest, decrease garden pests and make next spring's planting much easier.
3/23/2011
To ensure we have a full productive garden, each spring I start a habit of carrying a packet of seeds in my pocket every time I head to the garden!
8/28/2014
The actual footprint of a garden is only one of many factors for how much food that can be produced there. With succession planting, good soil and some planning the same garden area can produce substantially more food.
8/21/2013
Our Vegetable Garden Planner assists you in planting your fall garden by giving you planting dates specific to your location, projected harvest dates and more.
10/10/2013
This acorn-shaped wool garland is easy to make and perfect for fall decor.
11/7/2011
That extra hour of sleep was great, but your animals may not think the same thing about that same hour.
10/31/2011
For many of us here in the Ozarks the harvesting of black walnuts in October has become not only a way to make extra money, but a timeless tradition.
10/7/2008
This great recipe offers a new way to enjoy pumpkin.
11/18/2008
Vegetarians and vegans can enjoy an excellent meatless Thanksgiving dinner. Check out these great vegetarian and vegan recipes and websites.
9/26/2011
How to avoid contacting poison ivy and poison oak.
9/17/2014
Fall is the time to plant garlic. The cloves send down roots during the winter, popping their green heads out in early spring.
9/9/2014
End of summer is a great time to tidy garden beds and harvest herbs. Now is the time to plant your fall, winter and overwintering transplants.
1/25/2013
The week-long STIHL Tour des Trees is an international cycling tour combining natural beauty, camaraderie and fundraising for the benefit of urban trees.
7/12/2012
There are many logical reasons for adding flowers to your vegetable garden: attracting beneficials, crop diversity, companion-planting, barriers and healthy soil. But perhaps their beauty does not need to be rationalized at all!
8/3/2010
Basil is a versatile herb that can be used for companion planting, bee forage, year-round herb as well as delicious pesto.
9/18/2012
Description of garlic planting on a two-year cycle: from tiny topset bulblets, to large single bulbs, to large heads.
11/13/2012
Grow calcium in your garden with collards, kale, and parsley. Suggestions are given for including these crops in your meals. Learn about companions to plant among your collards and kale to deter harmful insects.
10/2/2011
The Garlic Gurus at Seeds from Italy give you the scoop on growing your own garlic. This post answers questions of when and where to grow garlic, what varieties to grow, how much to grow, where to buy garlic, and how much to plant.
4/7/2012
Ira helps you get started using nature's signs to plan your garden. Don't just rely on planting dates — easy observations of what's blooming, buzzing, and singing in your garden will help you see changing patterns from year to year.
10/12/2011
Maddy Harland explains how to make light work of establishing the ground layer in a forest garden, create a wildlife habitat and control pests all at the same time.
6/16/2012
Hints for harvests all summer long - don't just sow once! Ira helps you plan summer successions for your garden. Plus, discover culinary secrets of okra you never suspected - okra coffee and okra oil - and a recipe for a simple okra lunch.
8/7/2012
Giving your ornamental and vegetable garden a thorough cleaning in midsummer not only leaves the landscape looking better, but can help prevent damage from diseases and pests by removing the conditions in which they thrive.
9/21/2011
How-To Build a Hoop House; a collection of resources for growers.
10/4/2012
Rural Living Today founder and advocate, Marie James, told us about a Homesteading Education Month event she and her family hosted in Northeast Washington to teach gardeners how to grow vegetables in cold weather.
10/31/2008
Roasted pumpkin and squash seeds are a yummy, healthy treat. And it's easier than you think. Here's how to roast squash and pumpkin seeds in just four easy steps.
9/19/2011
Using cold frames for fall salad greens can extend your season of fresh eating.
11/26/2008
Happy Thanksgiving! Want a new vegan dessert to serve at Thanksgiving? Try the Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie from the Web site Care2 Inc.
8/21/2014
Consider planting these three categories of vegetable crops during late summer and fall: Warm weather crops that will die with frost. Cool weather crops that grow well in spring and fall, but don’t thrive in your summer. Cold-hardy crops to grow over the winter and get off to a fast start in early spring.
9/15/2014
Clean up your garden now and plant cover crops that will protect your garden soil through the winter and provide compost and mulch material for next year.
9/10/2014
You can be harvesting from your garden all year long, including through the winter months! It's time to plant the fall garden.
8/12/2012
Come rejoice in the bounty of heirloom tomatoes - experience the flavors and choose your favorites at tomato tastings throughout the Southeast. Plus, it's time to plant fall alliums - garlic and perennial onions - and fall crops for winter storage!
8/15/2008
Sow leafy greens in late summer to reap abundant crops in the fall.
7/12/2011
In Oak Park, Michigan, a mother of six faces 93 days in jail for planting vegetables in her front yard. People across the country are rallying to her defense.
4/2/2012
My first blog for MOTHER EARTH NEWS takes me back to a time when I didn't know I had a love of gardening. One of my first gardening experiences came during an unlikely encounter with my curmudgeon grandfather.
11/16/2012
Killing frosts are arriving, but Ira's staying self-sustaining all winter, with winter-hardy greens and plenty in storage, from sweet potatoes to pickled peppers. Get inspired with ideas for kimchi and a fresh twist on winter salads, with yacon.
11/30/2011
With a few simple tips, you can transform the leaves overtaking your yard into valuable, nutrient-dense compost, mulch or leaf mold.
11/10/2011
Leaves are a valuable source of mulch and fertility within the permaculture garden.
11/17/2008
Roasting is the best way to cook winter root vegetables, because dry heat coaxes out and concentrates flavors. Use this simple method and fool-proof tips to bring out the best in  parsnips, carrots, rutabagas and other root vegetables.
3/16/2012
Using newspaper, learn how to craft easy, biodegradable pots to start seeds.


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