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Friday, August 16

Fall Vegetable Garden

Skyline drive of Virginia-a must see!

Fall is my favorite time of year- beautiful leaves, cool weather, and the promise of family holidays to come. Priscilla Waller (the sister-in-law to Josh Duggar) once gave a great analogy about the fall leaves that really stuck with me; Why are the leaves so beautiful when they are actually dying? When we die to ourselves, we are more beautiful in God's eyes. Consider that the next time you take in the gorgeous fall leaves.

Fall also means planting fall vegetables. My dad and are are really a team when it comes to the garden; he has the vision and does the planting while I do the day-to-day harvesting, pruning, and weeding. As in life, serving under his leadership is such a blessing. Dad knows most everything about gardening, but it's a bit confusing for me, especially what to plant and when to plant it. This guide is extremely helpful for knowing when to plant things. As a general rule, if something does well in the spring, it will probably grow in the fall, too.
our garden in July

Scripture states that for everything there is a season- a season of singleness, marriage, mourning, rejoicing, study, relief, and yes, planting a fall vegetable garden. As the zucchini, squash, beans, peppers, and tomatoes die off, we begin a new chapter of planting full of promise (if we weed and water correctly!)

This year, we hope to plant the following delicious vegetables in our fall vegetable garden...

  • Broccoli
  • Sugar Ann Snap Peas (in a pot)
  • Cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Maestro Peas
  • Swiss Chard
  • Melody Spinach
  • Pumpkins
  • Turnips
  • Carrots
Below is a great planting guide.

4 comments:

  1. I was just thinking about this very topic today. :) Thank you for sharing some very helpful information!

    ~Lisha

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  2. Thanks for the planning guide! Your garden sounds great!

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  3. I have been wanting to do this, have to get on it! Thank you for your post!!

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  4. I miss having a garden. Enjoy yours :-) and thanks for linking up over at Wholehearted Home this past week.

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