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Fall Gardening with Nitron

Afternoon Nitron Fans!

Fall crops make a striking impression in the garden.  When everything else looks spent the fall veggies give a punch of color and taste!  Any bare spots in your garden can be filled with fast growing radish, swiss chard with spires of bright color, or a bountiful curly blue Kale for those much needed vitamins.  Consider the possibilities from this great list of fall crops you can grow here in Northwest Arkansas.

Fall vegetables from seed: Carrot, Swiss Chard, Beet, Pak Choi, Spinach, Kohlrabi, Collard Green, Kale, Mustard, Turnip, Radish, and Lettuce.

Fall vegetables from starts: Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli  (You can pick up 6-pack starts at your local farm co-op or garden center.

Nitron, Inc. is continuing efforts to work with local schools to develop new school garden programs. Yesterday Nitron held a workshop with Fayetteville School Districts Garden leaders, the class focused on Fall gardening, raised bed construction, soil components, site selection, and extending the growing season.  For more information please call 479-587-1777

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Salem wrote:
I had mine built with 2 6 but I had them made 4ft x 6ft. I have used them now for 5 years and love gardening this way. I have more coontrl over the weeds and I don't seem to get as many pests. But my favorite part about these beds is the fact that I can actually plant at least one month before everyone else does because if I watch the weather report I know if I need to go out and cover the beds with plastic over night. These beds protect your seedlings from the wind too. I keep sheets of plastic like a paint drop cloth rolled up at the end of each bed if I need to cover I just pull the plastic over the bed and secure it with dirt or rocks. I doubt I will ever garden any other way again.Hope this helps. Enjoy

Thu, October 25, 2012 @ 2:12 AM

2. Talabarteria wrote:
If you are plainning to plant with deep root sysetm (carrots ) you will need at least 8 . For regular rooting crop like tomato, squash . 6 should be enough. Make sur that your bed is wide enough to allow root spreading and to allow the heat to disipate. Water retention will also be lower in a smaller bed. In a warm zone this can mean more watering. Use a mixture base with a good compost rather than peat moss.Marc

Thu, October 25, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

3. ROY WILLMOND wrote:
I HAVE BEEN STUDYING HUGELKULTUR (I USE ROTTEN LOGS) AS A WAY TO FIGHT DROUTH AND CUT DOWN ON WATER USAGE...WATER AND SEEDS WILL BECOME VERY PRECIOUS TO US...LET HI BRIX FOOD PLUS SUNSHINE BE YOUR MEDCINE...ROY (ALSO BIOCHAR WILL HELP)

Wed, March 27, 2013 @ 11:36 PM

4. Dr. Love wrote:
Do you have experience with "straw bale gardening"? Do you have specific recommendations for fertilizer or amendments for either fall or spring "SBGing"? For example, A-35 or Compost Aid? Or neither?

I did a 21 baler this spring and it worked wonderfully with a couple of exceptions -- cabbage and kale was terrorized by leaf eating insects. Tomatoes were attacked late in the season by stink bugs. Tomatoes were great and abundant. Egg plants, peppers, and squash were great as well. Sweet potatoes were the size of small footballs! Strawberries were disappointing.

Not a weed in sight... Drip irrigation worked pretty well.

I live in the Shenandoah Valley...

Tue, October 11, 2016 @ 9:31 AM

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