Fall, by seasonal definition, is the end of summer. It also means shorter days, a shift from warm weather fresh veggies like cucumbers and zucchini to cold weather fresh veggies like squash, and cooler temperatures. Fall also means it’s time to plant! While the air temperatures may seem to cool down overnight, it takes a lot longer for the soil to cool down. A plant’s roots can remain active until the soil temps reach 45 degrees. That helps with root establishment, whether you’re planting something new, moving an existing plant or “splitting your plants.”
If you’re thinking about adding something new, here are some ideas.