Summer has certainly come to an end in Central Florida.  Day time highs are no longer in the 90s, morning lows are in the upper 60s and the humidity has dropped right off!  It’s almost time for a light jacket when you leave the house in the morning!  This means it is the perfect time to be growing all of your Fall crops.  If you haven’t started, DON’T PANIC!  With the Tower Garden produce grows approximately 20-30% quicker than those crops grown in the the ground so you can easily make up lost time.

Photo courtesy of James Barker – www.freedigitalphotos.net

What should I be growing?
You are probably already growing some fall crops (lettuce, greens).  The Tower Garden  technology is awesome and allows us to grow things in the summer we would not be growing if we were growing them in the ground.  It is always a good idea to check out the Gardening Maps to get an idea of what you can be growing and when in your area.  However, remember that the Tower Garden extends your growing season and you can extend it even further with a pop up greenhouse, submersible heater and some other tips we’ll cover in a blog post in the next few weeks.
Here is a list of some of the most popular things you can start (or continue) to grow through the fall/winter, depending on your location. There are many others that can be added to this list.  Feel free to add your favorite to the comments section below.

  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Collards
  • Chard
  • Asian Greens
  • Cabbage
  • Kohlrabi
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cauliflower (The leaves get very big and take a long time so we do not grow them)
  • Broccoli (The leaves get very big and take a long time so we do not grow them)
  • Spinach
  • Mustard Greens
  • Arugula
  • Peas
  • Chives

It may still be too warm in some parts of the country to get some of these seeds to germinate successfully.  You may want to start those inside and immediately move them outside when the seed cracks open.  Alternatively, you can start them under a 2ft grow light.

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