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When I first began gardening, I never thought I would fall in love with it so much. Now, each year, I am more and more excited about planting seeds, picking weeds, harvesting the fruits and vegetables from their plant and preparing them to eat!
As Summer comes to a close, so does my garden… or does it?
Actually, it doesn't have to — Fall gardening can be beautiful too! While typically, I think Fall is the time where my garden dies off, I can Find beauty in the Fall with Miracle-Gro!
I checked out www.fallplantandfeed.com and based on my region (midwest), found all kinds of Fall planting projects! Who knew! They have some great tips on how to keep my yard and garden attractive with color (mums, pansies) and landscape (trees, scrubs). There are also cool weather edibles per region — like lettuce, carrots and broccoli!
In fact, I had no idea until I read that cold weather improves carrots' sweetness! You can leave them in the ground until the first heavy frost! Hello, Carrot Cake!!
Thanks to the Fall planting tips and Pinterest — I am going to be growing carrots for salads, carrot cake and vegetable platters in no time! I love carrots, and I'm excited to grow them — since having a garden carrots are one thing I've yet to grow! Here are some garden tips on carrots from Pinterest:
• Carrots work best in a raised garden, with loose soil.
• Sew carrots 1/4 – 1/2 inch deep in soil/compost mixture.
• Sew carrots at least 2 inches apart.
• Carrots need moderate watering.
If I follow these SUPER easy instructions, I should have delicious carrots in about 70 days. Since my soil is a little on the hard side, it wouldn't be a bad idea to pick up some Miracle-Gro Soil for Vegetables to help loosen up my soil, and grow the best carrots possible!
• Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil for Flowers & Vegetables – Specially formulated for annuals, perennials, and vegetables. Improves existing soil to build strong roots. Feeds up to 3 months with Miracle-Gro® Continuous Release Plant Food
If you want to have a beautiful garden and yard in more than just the Summer – like in the Fall too — check out the website and share gardening stories on the Miracle-Gro Facebook page