Gardening Tips and Highlights

Rowing a fall garden

Japanese beetles, squash bugs, mosquitoes, potato beetles.... the list of insects that attack us and our garden is endless. Droughts, heat, hail storms, and torrential down pours from frequent rain feels like the weather just won’t cooperate. It’s no wonder that at the end of summer we feel exhausted.

We start to feel like it’s time to pack the gardening gloves away and call it a season, but if you quit now you’re going to miss out on one of the best, since the under utilized season in the garden is the fall season. It just might be your favorite time in the garden. Why? Well, it’s way easier to grow a fall garden then a summer one.

If you’ve never experienced the joys gardening in fall, here are some reasons why you should give it a try:

• Less insect and disease pressure. Many insects are at the end of their life cycles and heading into hibernation. Insect and disease pressure fades away and we’re left with a lot less stress and vegetables that aren’t struggling to stay alive.

  To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.