Lettuce

Turning Over Your Garden for Fall

Hello Fellow Urban Farmers,

September has come and gone and October is just getting started. With days becoming shorter and nights becoming longer, the soil is beginning to cool down making way for the more tender, heat sensitive crops of fall that we all know and love. Be sure to add a fresh layer of compost, 1 in - 2 in to your garden to bring a fresh flush of organic matter and nutrients to your favorite fall crops, to protect against the coming frosts, and to retain moisture. Also, be sure to decrease watering regularity as the temperatures drop and evaporation slows. This and other simple additions of compost can keep your garden healthy and vibrant all year round.

Here is a list of a few crops to get your fall garden started today!

 

From seed (direct sow):

Radish

Arugula

Lettuce 

Turnips 

Beets

Carrots 

Spinach

 

From Start (baby plant):

Broccoli 

Cauliflower

Kale 

Chard 

Cabbage 

Mustard greens

We look forward to seeing what you can grow. Keep your garden going all winter long and stay tuned for more urban farming updates from Lettuce Networks!

-Hal Roberts, Lettuce's Director of Agriculture