The change of season arrives and with it comes a list of tasks to carry out to prepare our autumn garden.
Nature is very wise and with the cold weather everything starts to slow down. We can learn from it and slow down, but we must be prepared and have all the tools so that we are not caught off guard.
How to prepare the garden in autumn:
The first thing we must do to prepare our autumn garden and keep the soil fertile is to remove the summer crops that can no longer withstand the low temperatures, plow the soil, remove stones, add compost and install a
ground cover netting
to protect it from the proliferation of weeds.
The next step in preparing the fall garden would be to choose which vegetables to grow. For this it is important to know which crops thrive in cooler climates.
|Crops to be harvested all year round but are ideal in autumn||Crops that tolerate low temperatures well||It is a good time to transplant|
|Swiss chard||Peas||Red cabbage|
|Lamb’s lettuce||Garlic||Brussels sprouts|
|Radishes||Any variety of Turnips||Leeks|
It is important to water the plants, taking into account that at this time of the year they need less watering than in summer, and to check them regularly to avoid pests and insects.
In order for the crop to maintain an optimal temperature, it is ideal to install a
to increase the temperature inside the greenhouse (this mesh also protects against insects). Although the weather is not yet cold, there is a possibility of frost in the area. It is therefore essential to have
that protect the crop against wind or stress situations caused by atmospheric phenomena, or
that will add a protective barrier to the crop.
Fall is a good time for cultivation because the calm weather and harvest times lend themselves to learn a little more about this beautiful process, and calmly apply these tasks that will make your crop thrive. We at Rábita hope that the advice given in this article has helped you.