Why Plant in the Fall?
Fall is a great time to plant for many reasons. The main reason is plants are shutting down their tops for the season and getting ready for winter. During this time, their roots kick into high gear. Did you know in the Fall plants develop more roots than any other time the rest of the year?
In the spring a plant concentrates on growing possible flowers and new growth, while in the fall a plant’s focus is on establishing new or more roots. By planting and transplanting your trees and plants in the fall your giving
them get a jump start on the following spring.
Another great reason, Mother Nature sows many of her seeds and nuts in the fall for cold stratification enabling the seeds to germinate and grow next spring. When spring-flowering bulbs are planted in the fall, the cold temperatures during winter help to establish their flower buds.
Fall Can Make Gardening Easier
Cooler temperatures are easier on plants and gardeners. Fall gardening means few weeds and less watering. Most weeds will shut down for the season. Also, with fall’s natural increase in rainfall, it means less watering in the garden.
So don’t throw in the trowel. Fall is a great time to plant. Get out there and plant something!
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