Have you been wanting to plant a victory garden but weren't sure what to grow when? Fall is a great time to get started. Here's how!
It's a little bit late to start your fall victory garden from seed, but you can still find young food plants at your local nursery, so don't let the timing stop you! When you're shopping for seedlings or young plants, you want to make sure that they are organically grown. You don't want to start your organic garden with plants that have been sprayed with toxic, bee-killing pesticides! Bigger nurseries, like the ones at Lowe's and Home Depot sell plants sprayed with these chemicals, and you don't want to introduce them into your organic garden, because they may harm the pollinators who live there and are crucial to your garden and to our food supply.
Instead of shopping at these bigger stores, look for smaller organic nurseries in your area. It's worth the drive to ensure that your victory garden is as healthy for wildlife as it is for your body.
Fall Victory Garden Video and Planning Tool
Need some help choosing which fall vegetables to plant? This informative YouTube video from GrowVeg talks about what to plant and how to grow a productive fall victory garden:
Like they mention in the video, GrowVeg offers a garden planning tool that you can use to map out your garden. They are not a site sponsor at this time, and they didn't approach us to talk about them - we just stumbled upon this video and think that they offer a cool tool to help you grow your own food!
Do you have any plans for a victory garden this fall? Have you already started yours from seed? Let's talk food-growing in the comments!
Image Credit: photo by Becky Striepe