With summer coming to a close and fall just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about what to plant around your cabin for the new season.
If you’re new to gardening, you might not realize that spring and summer are far from the only planting seasons. In fact, fall is the ideal time to plant all kinds of flowers, veggies, and other botanicals that can do everything from beautify your yard to elevate your winter meals.
Not sure where to start? No sweat. Here, we cover the very best botanicals to plant around your cabin this fall.
Radishes are among the fastest-growing crops. Once you plant ‘em, you can expect to start harvesting them for salads and other yummy meals in just four weeks.
Although summer salads are definitely a thing, lettuce actually loves cold weather. And it’s another fast-growing crop, so if you plant it in September, you can start enjoying it in just 4-6 weeks.
Although Brussels sprouts are often grown as a spring crop in cool climates, if you live in a warm climate, then you can easily plant them in the fall. These veggies grow best when you plant the seed indoors then transplant them outside once the weather cools down.
Carrots can take a while to mature—usually about 70 to 80 days after planting—but enjoying yummy carrots straight from your garden makes them well worth the wait.
Broccoli seeds should be sown in late summer or early September to allow enough time for the heads to form, but you can also buy broccoli starters and transplant them if you get a late start. Depending on whether you grow it from seed or transplant it from a starter, it typically takes 55-100 days for broccoli to mature.
Fall is the perfect time to seed a brand new lawn or simply fill in patchy areas of your existing lawn. If you’re filling in patches, make sure to rake the patches first to expose the new soil before planting for best results.
Planting pansies in early fall often means that you get not one but two seasons to enjoy them. They’ll typically sprout up in late fall and then again once the weather warms up in the spring, giving you the most bang for your planting buck.
Peonies are a gorgeous perennial flower that are best planted in the fall if you want to enjoy them come spring. They’re also surprisingly low maintenance—all you need to give them is a spot with full sun and well-draining soil, and they’ll take care of the rest.
Trees & Shrubs
Most trees and shrubs love to be planted in the fall. The best time to plant them is when the weather starts to cool down but the soil is still warm enough for the roots to develop, so September to mid-October is ideal for most climates.
You should plant any and all spring-blooming bulbs, like hyacinths and tulips, in the fall. These plants need a bit of cold weather during their development to yield gorgeous blooms come springtime.
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