Planning for Fall

In the last few weeks we’ve been planning some very special blog posts, in the hopes of sharing interesting facts and information about what SCT does. These posts include interviews with the owners, Dean and Lala Lathan, on subjects such as mold remediation, fire restoration, and carpet cleaning. The first of these interviews will be posted this week, so stop by and let us know what you think!

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If you’ve been following our blog, then you know we love vegetable gardening. It’s just our way of winding down after work, and connecting with our homes and the seasons. Planting a garden is a great way to find balance. (At least, that’s been our experience.)

Fall is right around the corner, and that means our beloved tomato plants will have to come up soon. The peppers and eggplants will also say goodbye until next spring. But not to worry – fall doesn’t mean the end of this year’s garden. There are plenty of vegetables that thrive in cooler weather, and that’s what we’ll turn to next.

If you’re planning on a fall/winter garden, now’s the time to get started. We’ve looked into some easy-to-grow, cool-weather vegetables, and we hope you’ll give them a try this season. The seeds of each of the following vegetables can be sown directly into the garden. (But be sure to follow individual instructions on the seed packets!)

Radish: Radishes are one of the fasted and easiest vegetables to grow! They love the cool fall air, and are ready to pick in about 30 days! There are many different heirloom varieties, and we’ve decided to try the French Breakfast Radish and Pink Beauty.

Beets: We love beets! Aside from all of the great nutritional qualities they have to offer, they are also quite delicious and easy to grow. This year we’re growing Golden Beets and the Bull’s Blood Beet.

Swiss Chard: Great for salads and sauteing, Swiss chard is both beautiful and delicious. They’re a part of the beet family, and they love the fall. In anticipation of the cooler weather, we’ve already sown our Five Color Silver Beet Chard, and they’re doing great!

Carrots: Who doesn’t love carrots? They’re the perfect cool weather vegetable. This year we’re planting Juane Obtuse du Doubs, Tonda di Parigi and Snow White.

All of the vegetables we’ve decided to grow for fall are beyond easy, and perfect for beginner gardeners, container gardening, or a small backyard plot. We hope you’ll give them a try!

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