Top Fall Veggies

Start your new home garden with these low maintenance and easy care veggies. Grow them from seeds or as transplant plants.

  • Okra (seeds)- Good in any soil with west exposure
  • Tomatoes (transplant)- Plant in compost rich soil, with lots of room to spread. Fertilize often.
  • Squash (seed/transplant)- Needs room to spread. Fertilize often.
  • Zucchini (seed/transplant)- Needs space to grow. Crowd with chamomile or mint.
  • Sweet Potato (slips/eyes)- Use soil with lots of compost/organics. Good with western exposure
  • Beets/Radishes (seed)- Start a batch every two weeks. Once sprouted, use extra water.
  • Chard (seed)- Presoak seeds. Start a batch every two weeks. Use a border/barrier to block wind and pests.
  • Kale (seed)- Start a batch every two weeks
  • Broccoli (seed)- Start a batch every four weeks. Leaves are edible too.

Tips by Vynnie McDaniels

Photos by Sarah Bel Gray

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