Cool-season Edible Gardening Tips
Kathy Jentz, editor and publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine,
Included in her speech were the following tips:
Test your soil before you go out and purchase amendments and other materials
Clay holds a lot of nutrients, but it has poor drainage, this will effect the plants you choose
You don’t need fertilizer for the fall season!
For insulation, you can use cover clothes, cold frames, greenhouses, or hotbeds… just make sure you have proper ventilation
When trying to choose between direct sown or seedlings; consider cost, timing, and convenience
~ Perennial edibles — asparagus, Jerusalem artichoke, rhubarb
~ Root vegetables — carrots, radish, potatoes, turnips, and beets
~ Salad Greens — kale, swiss chard, spinach, arugula
Brassicas — broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage
About the Author:
Ashley O’Connor, a senior multi-platform journalist at the University of Maryland. This autumn, she is an editorial intern at Washington Gardener.