From late summer, we begin to worry about our home gardens losing their vibrant appearance. We often think that autumn is not the right time to grow plants in the garden. The dip in temperature makes the plants dormant. The frost during the chilly winter months could damage most of our garden veggies. Nonetheless, you will discover a wide range of plants that can withstand the falling temperature as well as the winter frost.
Autumn is the time to plant some great plants. This is the time to grow cabbage, broccoli, turnip, spinach, onion, garlic, peas, Brussels sprout and pumpkins. These vegetable crops can withstand winter frost and are ready for harvest during spring or early summer. During the autumn, the soils are usually moist and the sunlight is not too harsh. The plants that you grow in autumn are also the ones that require well-drained soil. Moreover, the decrease in humidity during the autumn months ensures that pest attacks and incidence of plant disease are minimal during this time of the year. This time of the year is ideally suited for planting several types of vegetable crops.
To have healthy crops, you should sow the seeds or plant the young plants in late summer or early autumn. This will give the plants enough time to mature, making the plants well established by early winter. A strong and well-established plant can survive despite the cold and frost during the winter months.
However, there are also several popular autumn plants that are damaged by the winter frost. These plants, including carrot, cauliflower, beetroot, celery, lettuce and potatoes, are suitable for regions that are free from the winter frost. Occasionally, these plants can survive the frost, if they are planted in late summer.
Autumn is the time when some plants starts blooming. Oriental lilies, sunflower, sedum, buddleia, Shasta daisies and asters are popular plant that blossom during autumn. To have a colorful autumn garden, plant these plants in spring or early summer.
Not all autumn plants might require the same amount of sunlight for growth. Plants such as cauliflower, broccoli, garlic and leek require full sun for growth. On the other hand, onion, beet, spinach, lettuce, radish and peas might require partial shade for healthy growth.