Most people probably think of planting things during the typical growing season of Spring, but did you know that there are some plants, shrubs, and trees that can add beauty and character to your yard in the Fall, too? The only trick you need to know is which particular plants to pick that will provide you with quite the treat throughout the drab-looking winter and the upcoming new year.
One way to treat yourself when you are deciding which plants to purchase is to look for the end-of-season sales. Towards the end of the summer and into the fall, many garden-supply stores will have sales, as they make room for things like Christmas cacti, Christmas trees, and poinsettias. You can pick up some great deals on things like perennials, which can have a long-growing life especially in the southern areas like Alabama, where the temperatures never really get too cold. It is also a great time to buy bulbs, shrubs, and fruit trees.
Fruit and nut trees can be especially good to plant now, before the temperatures do take a little dip. Planting now will give the trees some time to develop a root system, and they will be ready to really bloom in the coming spring. Some examples of trees that are good choices are pecan trees, peach trees, apple trees, and walnut trees.
Local food movements are more than just a trend, people across the nation are realizing that having access to fresh and healthy food is an important part of being human. Consumers and eaters are asking for higher quality from their produce and want flavor back in their diets. It’s easy to see why not only are fresh fruits and vegetables good for us, but they taste better too.
Tomatoes at your local supermarket are bred to survive the long trip they have from the vine to your table, and this comes at the cost of taste and texture. It’s hard to blame the breeders, because people want tomatoes year round, and they don’t grow year round everywhere in the country. So to meet demand, fruits and vegetables took a hit in the flavor category in order to make it to market. As consumers realized that they want their vegetables to actually taste good too, supermarkets are now stocking shelves with higher quality heirloom produce, but this can get costly. One solution to this is to start growing your own fruits and vegetables, but there are more reasons too. Here are several reasons why you should start your own vegetable garden, no matter how small at first.