The Year-Round Garden: Fall Planting and Fermentation

The Year-Round Garden:

Fall Planting and Fermentation

Planting a fall garden and preserving your summer harvest will help you enjoy homegrown food all year long. Keep reading to learn:

  • When fall planting begin (it’s sooner than you think!)

  • What crops to grow in fall

  • How we can help you prepare for fall

Do you want to know what to do with the extra produce from your summer garden? Try this lacto-fermentation recipe from Mordechai Schram, owner of hamutzim. His traditional fermentation recipe promises to produce some of the tastiest home pickles you’ve ever had!
Lastly, learn about a fascinating garden design that combines beauty and functionality: rain gardens!

Fall Planting

Why Have A Fall Garden?

We recommend a fall garden to anyone who wants to grow food for their backyard, business, or community. Here are some benefits of a fall garden:
  • Maximize your garden’s potential
  • Enjoy cool-weather crops a second time each year
  • Less stressors like extreme heat
  • Our garden clean-up services make the end of summer a breeze

What To Grow In Fall:

A fall garden is the perfect environment for cool-weather annual plants! Enjoy your favorite crisp and fresh crops like:
  • Baby greens and head lettuce
  • Beans and peas
  • Root crops (ex. carrots, radishes)
  • Herbs (ex. cilantro, dill)
  • Fruits and berries
  • Garlic
Our garden designers will work with you to select and plant crops that will thrive in your garden and exceed your expectations.

Fall Services

We offer summer clean-up services along with fall planting: even if you’re not on our regular maintenance schedule! This seasonal care includes:

  • Removal of weeds and dead plants
  • Garlic and shallot bulb planting
  • Removal of used trellis netting
  • Soil amendment with organic compost
  • Collection of any rental plant supports from Backyard Eats

Lacto-fermentation Recipe

Backyard Eats is excited to partner with Mordechai Schram, owner of hamutzim, to bring you a great lacto-fermentation recipe!
Lacto-fermentation is a centuries-old preservation method that converts natural bacteria into lactic acid, and slowly ferments food over time. Examples of lacto-fermented vegetables include pickles, sauerkraut, and kimchi.
Try Mordechai’s lacto-fermentation recipe at home for delicious pickles straight from the garden! Whether you have carrots, radishes, turnips, or cucumbers in season, this recipe is sure to be rewarding.
Did you know? Hamutzim is the Hebrew word for pickles!

Intro to Rain Gardens

Did you know? Rain gardens collect water runoff from hard surfaces like roofs and driveways.

Rain gardens contain deep-rooted perennials planted in rings that serve unique purposes like slowing rainfall and holding onto soil. Here are some more benefits of rain gardens:

  • Reduce water usage
  • Reduce flooding
  • Beautify your landscape
  • Filter out water pollutants
  • Replenish groundwater supply
  • Create a wildlife habitat

Do you want to help conserve water in your landscape with a perennial garden? Contact us to learn more.

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