I am so very proud of myself.
Why? While I don’t exactly have a garden — it’s more like a bucket with a few plants in it — I have managed to grow a couple of bell peppers this summer. In fact, two more are coming in right now. I couldn’t be more pleased and thankful to my mother for leading me down this path.
I’m happy, too, because I know I won’t be going to the grocery store to buy peppers anytime soon. Yeah, me! Of course, all this produce production has me thinking about the fall, and what I should try my hand at next.
Carrots? Collard greens? I do know that it’s time to get busy.
I found a few tips on the Bargain Babe blog.
Fall veggies need the same as spring and summer veggies – good soil. To prepare add compost and fertilizer to make sure your plants have a chance to thrive. Healthy soil will help you grow robust, pest- and disease-free plants so you don’t spend your money buying insecticides. If your plants get swarmed, try cheap and natural methods to keep pests away with everyday items you have at home or in your garden.
So, what veggies are best for the fall? Here’s a list. Growing them, even if you’re a novice like me, will mean spending a bit less on these items when you do your grocery shopping. Plus, it’s fun!
What to grow:
No, I won’t try them all. Space is limited and frankly, I’m not a big fan of beets. But, I’ll let you know how things come along.
Question: Are you preparing your fall garden? What have you had success with? Do you think it really saves you any money?