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A Gardening Giveaway for Your Fall Garden

Note: I was not compensated for this post and my opinions are strictly my own. I am a Burpee affiliate and make a small percentage of any purchases made through my links to Burpee (about $30 a year). I have been very happy with my purchases to Burpee, which is why I signed up to be an affiliate with them.


June is the anniversary of my website and my blog. In celebration of that, I'm giving away a $50 gift card to Burpee!

Some of you are just starting to have warmer temperatures. Others of you, like me, are well over 100ºF every day.


June is a great time to plan for a fall garden. If you're not growing a fall garden, make plans now for mid-summer plantings (June through August) that can be harvested in fall. In you're in a milder climate like mine (I'm a zone 9a), late September and October are great times to plant a fall garden for harvesting fall through early spring. You can see my garden calendar on my website here.


Cool-season vegetables, like lettuce, spinach, peas, Swiss chard, radishes, beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips, parsley, cauliflower, broccoli, and kale are great things to plant for a fall harvest.

Here are the things that have grown well from me from Burpee. Most of these are heirloom/open-pollinated seeds. I have been growing mostly heirloom seeds so that I can collect seeds from what I've grown to plant again next year. I've also found that heirloom seeds grow really well. Note that not all of these are for fall planting, though most are.


 

Black-Seeded Simpson Lettuce
Red Salad Bowl Lettuce
Oak Leaf Lettuce
Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
Mary Washington Asparagus (I started with 1-year-old roots, planted in April)
Watham Butternut Squash (spring planting)
Nasturtium Double Dwarf Jewel Mix (spring planting; mine reseed themselves)
Artichoke Green Globe and Imperial Star
Mammoth Melting Sugar Pea
Armenian Cucumbers (spring and summer planting)
Toyko Cross Turnips
Fordhook Zucchini (last year I planted these in July, and when in cooled down in October they began flowering and I had zucchini until our first frost in December, but for cooler climates these are best planted in spring)
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard
Blue Solaise Leeks
Borage
Thyme
German Chamomile (spring planting)
Single Italian Parsley



If you'd like to win, enter the giveaway below in the box. You can leave a comment and then post that you've left one, or fill out the box and then leave a comment.

If you are planning to order seeds for your fall garden, you can get free shipping on orders over $40! Use code AFFB54D4 through 6/30, only at Burpee.com!

Do you plant a fall garden? What do you grow in your fall garden?

Giveaway open to readers in the U.S. Winner will be notified by email. If I do not receive a response after 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

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Comments

  • terry June 13, 2014

    spinach sounds pretty good!

    spinach sounds pretty good!

  • Jennifer Wall-Muniz June 13, 2014

    I want to start growing in my front yard. We have ...

    I want to start growing in my front yard. We have a short growing season and a north facing yard in the High Desert. The cost of digging out the sandy dirt and replacing it with good soil has been cost prohibitive, but we are getting there.

  • anonymous June 13, 2014

    I love to plant garlic, beets and chard!

    I love to plant garlic, beets and chard!

  • Athanasia June 13, 2014

    We use soybeans. We collect the pods and and then...

    We use soybeans. We collect the pods and and then plant those beans the next summer.

  • Lisa June 13, 2014

    Spinach!!!

    Spinach!!!

  • Glenda June 13, 2014

    I plant tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, basil and mic...

    I plant tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, basil and microgreens. I just moved to Las Vegas, so my gardening will change a bit.

  • Annette June 13, 2014

    I've not planted a garden yet, but I plan on d...

    I've not planted a garden yet, but I plan on doing that this year with the new planter boxes I got for my patio.

  • Geris Cents June 12, 2014

    Zucchini if I could ever get bees here to fertiliz...

    Zucchini if I could ever get bees here to fertilize them! :(

  • Kelly Brian June 12, 2014

    While this is not actually a favorite because I us...

    While this is not actually a favorite because I usually only have a spring/summer garden, I am planning on putting in a "cover crop" of some type of bean that well actually add nitrogen to our soil. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Kelly Brian June 12, 2014

    While not a favorite, it may become one -- this fa...

    While not a favorite, it may become one -- this fall I plan on planting a cover crop some sort of bean to add nitrogen to our soil.

  • Bug June 12, 2014

    Have not done a fall garden for a couple of years ...

    Have not done a fall garden for a couple of years but would like to this year.

  • Bug June 12, 2014

    Thanks!!!

    Thanks!!!

  • Mary June 12, 2014

    I've never planted a fall garden before!

    I've never planted a fall garden before!

  • Tammigirl June 12, 2014

    It's the lettuces! I would love to have as muc...

    It's the lettuces! I would love to have as much lettuce as I can.

  • Paige Still June 11, 2014

    My dad helps me plant a Fall garden. Some of it is...

    My dad helps me plant a Fall garden. Some of it is planted in the field, other is planted in my box gardens.

  • newmom2008 June 11, 2014

    This year we would not be doing anything as we had...

    This year we would not be doing anything as we had a newborn in may. However last year we planted spinach and lettuce and plenty of the common herbs. The other thing i like to do is start the bulbs but that is to the latter of fall.

  • Traci June 11, 2014

    I want to try a fall garden this year. Maybe we c...

    I want to try a fall garden this year. Maybe we can start with garlic and spinach and work up from there.

  • Emma Shows June 11, 2014

    This is our first time planting a garden. I have a...

    This is our first time planting a garden. I have a black thumb and moved to the desert area last year. We're actually in the desert/mountains and have snow or cold weather from October-April and have heat from June-September. Our peak heat days are in July and August, and our peak cold is usually somewhere in January/February. We actually had snow last year into May but this year it flurried a little and didn't stick end/April beginning/May. I'm hoping to grow some fresh fruits/veggies for my children who will eat me out of house/home because they love their greens.

  • Holli June 11, 2014

    I think I will at least plant more lettuce.

    I think I will at least plant more lettuce.

  • Jess June 11, 2014

    I plan on planting lettuce this year to see how it...

    I plan on planting lettuce this year to see how it fairs here. I also want to plant eggplant.

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