Summer may be over, but there’s still time to plant your favorite veggies, herbs, and flowers. Fall is a great time to get outside and plant certain vegetable and herb varieties, as well as some annual and perennial flower varieties. Mother Nature forcing you indoors sooner than you’d like? There are lots of ways to add your favorite plants to your indoor environment as well!
WSI and IBM are currently predicting an extended Fall season this year with warmer temperatures across much of the Midwest and Northeast regions, so this is a great time to keep gardening, no matter where you live.
Plants to grow in the fall months:
– Indoor succulents
– Veggie and Herbs that do well in cooler fall temperatures:
Miracle-Gro Brilliant Blooms Flowers (available in southern states this Fall)
– Perennials (plant up to at least 1 month before the ground freezes) (Tip: Be sure to feed with Miracle Gro Shake ‘n Feed!)
- Spring-flowering bulbs at least 1 month before ground freezes
- Excellent time to plant trees, gives them more time to establish before their first summer vs spring planting. Generally plant Sept-Oct before ground freezes
- Use mulch around plants to provide protection over the winter to the plants established in the fall
Fall Activities with Plants:
- Find festive ways to arrange succulents and pumpkins
- Create Jack-O-Lantern pots for your fall flowers
- Decorate your garden and house with your harvested pumpkins
Plants that do well in warmer, drier fall climates once established. These need to be watered in consistently until roots are established:
- Veggies and Herbs:
- Swiss Chard
- Cherokee Purple or Beefsteak Tomatoes
Whether you’re looking for some fresh veggies, beautiful flowers or some festive fall decorations, there are so many ways to get outside and grow during the fall months. Why wait for spring when there’s so much ready to grow!