What's growing in your garden this Fall? If you like eating a lot of lettuce, growing the salad mix varieties is a tried and true way to save money. Can you guess which lettuce has the highest per pound yield? Romaine is the highest-yielding type of leaf lettuce, and it's even healthier than kale (now that is a bonus)!
Remember to always provide your lettuce plants with good-quality soil such as amending your native soil with Foothills Organics Compost. Also our Foothills Organics Potting Soil is a perfect ready-made blend ready for your raised beds or containers.
We love gardening in our backyard, but it's a pretty nasty slope! Gardening on our deck is easy and convenient! I get great joy out of being able to walk out of my kitchen, cut a view herbs or veggies to cook for my family.
Neither our yard space nor our budget has room for a large heated greenhouse, which would make year round gardening relatively easy! Instead, we use a raised garden bed with plastic tunnel on our deck. We can raise varieties of lettuce that are surprisingly cold-hardy, spinach, kale, chard, and other greens! This is a photo of Brian building our plastic tunnel below!
Materials needed for a 4-by-6-foot plastic tunnel:
Foothills Organics would like to know! What are you growing this fall? Remember to start fall crops in a mix approved for organic gardening and comment below to let us know what you are planting this fall!
It is beginning to get colder here in North Georgia and our raised bed garden with 4x6 hoop house helps us extend our planting and harvest season! Interests in backyard gardening here in the south has continued to increase, and more gardeners are interested in continuing to raise at least some of their produce during this season of colder, shorter days.
Neither our yard space nor our budget has room for a large heated greenhouse, which would make winter gardening relatively easy! Instead, we use a raised "hoop house" on our deck. We can raise varieties of lettuce that are surprisingly cold-hardy, spinach, kale, chard, and other greens! More photos to come…check out our new "almost finished" Foothills Compost™ hoop house below!
Materials needed for a 4-by-6-foot hoop house: One 4 ft. PVC pipe, three 6-foot pieces of half-inch PVC pipe, three PVC joint fittings and six PVC clamp. Plumbers glue and heavy, clear plastic (4 or 6 mil) to cover the structure and of course a few bags of our 20 lb Foothills Compost™.
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