Are you looking for a new hobby this fall? Look no further. Try out gardening. Unsure of how to plant one? This article has all the answers.

When Should I Start?

Start a garden when the temperatures have lowered. Planting dates highly depend on the plant. Since the temperatures are lower, pests and weeds won’t bother the plants.

Find out when the first frost date is. Taking that and adding it to the maturity of your seeds, pick your gardening date from there.

What Should I Plant?

It’s up to you what you would like to plant for the fall. Perennials last longer. Do you want flowers to bloom in the spring? Heuchera bushes bloom the most beautiful fall foliage.

As we said, take into account what grows quickly. For example, vegetables like cabbage and lettuce can be planted in September.

Other flowers to grow

  • Autumn crocus
  • Marigold

Vegetables to Grow

  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Beets

Steps on How to Start Planting

Step 1: Remove Spring Plants

Remove all plants from the spring. Prepare your soil for the new fall plants. Eliminating the crops helps avoid disease and balances nutrients.

Step 2: Preparing the Soil

It’s time to prep the soil. Soil helps fall plants survive until the end of the summer. Mix soil with compost fertilizer. It feeds the soil in between plantings.

Step 3: Provide Shade

Your new plants need all the shade that they can get. Find the best shaded areas of the yard. The seeds are not going to grow in the summer heat.

Step 4: Keep Watering

The only way your plants are going to live a long life is if you keep the soil moist. Keeping the soil moist maintains a cool temperature for the seeds to grow.