Fall Planting Season is Here!
Planting in the fall?? You bet!
Fall can be the best time for planting perennials- both for the plants and for the gardener - here's why:
1. The soil is still warm from summer heat (warmer than in the spring!) which means faster growing roots AND the roots will continue to grow up until the ground freezes solid. This means bigger, more vigorous plants in the spring!
Even when the frost comes and kills the top of the plant, roots can still continue to grow underground as long as the soil is above freezing temperature!
6. Planting in the fall gives you a jump on gardening and saves you time in the spring!
And here's a hot tip: add some mulch! Once the ground has frozen the mulch will help prevent it from thawing at the surface on warmer days- this will protect those new fall plantings and keep them from being pushed up out of the ground by frost.
Happy fall gardening!