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Caption: A Fall Garden, Credit: Flickr/Gemma Grace
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A Fall Garden 

Planting For A Fall Harvest

From: Vermont Public Radio
Series: Charlie's Garden Journal
Length: 02:30

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When you want fresh vegetables through the fall, you'll want to plant now. Charlie also explains why it's good to be merciless in the mid-summer garden, and offers tips on how to encourage seeds to germinate.

Fall_garden_gemma_grace_small When you want fresh vegetables through the fall, you'll want to plant now. Charlie also explains why it's good to be merciless in the mid-summer garden, and offers tips on how to encourage seeds to germinate.

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I'm Charlie Nardozzi and here are some thoughts from my garden journal. I was planning on planting the vegetable garden in May or early June in our new home. I really was. But rain, work delays and mud stopped me in my tracks. But did that stop this intrepid veggie lover. No! My wife Wendy and I just planted a fall veggie garden last week and you can, too.

While most lucky gardening souls are noshing on fresh tomatoes, squash, beans, and cucumbers, remember to make room for a fall garden. Many cool weather loving veggies thrive in September and October in our region. Kale, spinach, peas, radishes and beets are some of the veggies that can be planted now for a fall harvest. The key is finding the motivation and room to plant. The motivation should come from fresh, produce picked from your garden into October and November. The room comes from being merciless. Pull out any old bean plants...
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