Garden Planning: Dreaming of Spring
7. Plan for a fall harvest. Just when you think you've finished your plan, I'm throwing a whole 'nother season at you! Fall is a wonderful time for the vegetable garden. The weather much more pleasant for gardening and you can often replant many of the same cool-season crops from the spring and enjoy them again. Crops to consider for planting in late summer for a fall harvest include spinach, lettuce, radishes, cabbage, kale, peas, broccoli and cauliflower.
Garden planning may be old hat for you, and many seasoned gardeners do almost no planning at all. For the rest of us, going through the exercise of garden planning is educational because it requires you to think through all the variables.
Finally, avoid beating yourself up over things that don't go as planned. Gardening is supposed to be a journey- a fun journey. Your road to food security will be littered with all sorts of challenges, but each year, it will get easier and you'll enjoy a sense of satisfaction that can't be beat.