The risk of heat waves dissipates, weeds lose vigor, insects are fewer pests and rain replaces irrigation. Of course, the weather is less beautiful, the days are getting shorter, but autumn still has some important advantages for gardeners. And this is a season for sowing, especially winter salads and early greens.
Plants for sowing in autumn have the advantage that they are adapted to the cold and humid conditions that prevail at this time of year. For this reason, it is possible to obtain a good quality vegetable crop. Among the plants that can be sown in autumn are: cabbage, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels cabbage, chuchu, tomato, eggplant and bell pepper.
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Vegetables to sow in the fall
In autumn, the garden harvest is rich and satisfying. First we take advantage of the continuation of the summer harvests between September and October: depending on the season we could pick some tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, courgettes. Pumpkin is the undisputed queen of autumn among vegetables, it reaches the garden between September and November, with great satisfaction.
Among the autumn season vegetables there are a series of vegetables that we find in almost every month: arugula, lettuce, endive, chicory, radish, carrot, endive, chard, valerianella. Then come the most typical crops of this season, which are generally harvested from October: black cabbage, kohlrabi, turnips, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, fennel, leeks, chicory, Catalan chicory, spinach.
Flowers to sow in fall
Autumn is also the period of preparation for what will be our terraces and our spring gardens. The sowing of bulbs and other flowers in autumn guarantees us spring blooms and in some cases even winter. During these months, the bulbs are prepared and ready to bloom in spring.
So, thinking about the beauty of our spring balconies, let's arm ourselves with bulbs and soil and start planting them. These are easy-to-grow flowers, which with minimal effort allow you to get beautiful spring and summer blooms even if you are not a skilled gardener.. The choice of bulbs must be made taking into account some factors:
- The space you have available
- Personal tastes
- Any color combination
What are the bulbs that can be planted in the fall and which ones will we see bloom in the spring?
The bulbos which se pueden plantar en otodo not are that tulips, poppies, narcissus and jacintos among others. Plant that bulbos en Octoberubre the da tiempo a the raíces a creheaven antes de la llegada of invereNo.. Ademas, en otodo not es cuando la tierra isá more cool, lo cual es benefitioso to la givesminacion de that bulbos. By eso, es una épgoose ideal.
They symbolize spring and are planted in autumn. There are many different varieties of daffodils. The ideal place to plant daffodil bulbs is on the edges of your vegetable garden and garden, but this flower is so beautiful that it really does look good anywhere.
In fall, spring-blooming lily bulbs can be planted and grown in pots or in the garden. Lilies grow well in a semi-sunny position. The bulbs should be buried to a depth of 10 cm and they should be 5 cm apart from each other. Better to add a little sand to the soil to promote its development.
In October, before the frosts, you can plant the tulip bulbs that will bloom in spring. The bulbs should be spaced about 10-15 cm from each other in holes 5-10 cm deep and with the tip pointing upward.
They grow well in low light areas and are therefore suitable for illuminating the edges of trees. The bulbs can be planted 10 cm deep and should be spaced apart.
Bulbs Muscari They can be planted in October and will flower between April and May. These flowers can reach 25 cm in height. These are perfect flowers for borders. The bulbs should be planted about 5-7 cm deep.
Possible Fall Bulb Problems
In autumn, the rainy season favors problems of a fungal nature, because the conditions for fungal diseases are often created. In this context, it is important to have previously worked the soil well, to avoid problems with a well-drained soil. Cuban zeolite can be another useful preventative remedy. The possible cryptogamic diseases are varied, so you have to keep your eyes open observing the different plants in the field.
Among the insects, on the other hand, the season is especially suitable for slugs that, taking advantage of the humidity, move more and can create many problems for many leafy vegetables, decimating lettuce and cabbage. One of the most typical enemies of the autumn garden is the cabbage, which together with another similar moth (the turnip or lesser cabbage) undermines the plants. The red cabbage bug can also appear between September and October. In the garden there are usually the presence of Asian and green bugs, while in fruit plants we find mealybugs.
The arrival of the cold then leads the insects to winter, giving a little respite to our garden.