Is Autumn a Second Spring for Gardeners?

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer:

Autumn offers a lot that spring and summer do not for planting. A lot of it comes down to temperature. For the gardener, most would agree that autumn weather is more bearable for extended time outdoors, bent over dirt and leaves, moving around plants of various sizes. The air smells nice and the temperatures are just perfect!

But autumn serves more than just the gardener – the plants benefit as well. The soil retains much of the summer warmth, promoting root growth before the winter freeze. Furthermore, the air is a bit cooler, so the plants need less watering than in the summer, when they have to combat the harsh sun and heat.

So, you can actually develop the strength of your plants at this time of year. I think that many people don’t think it’s possible to plant in the fall because of the harvest. Apples, pumpkins and the like are all falling off of trees, so we tend to think that growth is over. Luckily, that’s not the case. You can utilize the rather perfect autumn weather for some really incredible growth.

Feel free to contact our wholesale shrub nursery with questions on planting!




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