Fall in love with cool-weather gardening for a healthy, hefty homegrown harvest

A fall garden has never tasted so good! Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bonnie Plants

(NewsUSA) - Shorter days and cooler temperatures mean gardeners everywhere can flex their green thumb that much longer to squeeze every last moment out of the growing season.

Cooler temperatures make it a delight to spend time outside in the garden. You'll spend less time caring for crops because of the favorable cool weather growing conditions. Plants will grow rapidly at first and gradually slow as the days become shorter and colder. Destructive insects won't be as numerous, and weeds germinate less frequently and grow slower than they do during the warmer weather. Compared to hot and dry summers, fall usually brings an increase in precipitation, reducing another time-consuming chore -watering.

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