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Garden Hack: Plant Your Spring Bulbs And Fall Veggies Right Now

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

Autumn is a time of year that all gardeners look at with bittersweet ambivalence.

On one hand, it’s a bit sad to see all of your beautiful summer flowers wilt away, and to watch the end of the season for strawberries and sweet peas and all the other delights of the warm months.

On the other hand, fall is the perfect time of year to finally reap the fruits (literally) of so much spring and summer labor, and to prepare in turn for the first blooms of next spring!

The crisp clear days of early autumn actually provide plenty of opportunity for green-thumbed gardeners out there.

You can get your potted plants sorted out to move inside, you can enjoy beautiful fall-blooming flowers like chrysanthemums and asters, and, best of all, you can put the last of the growing season to use.

Fall might seem like the end of gardening season, but it’s actually the perfect time to plant your spring bulbs and any new annuals for next year so that they reap the fertilizing benefits of the winter snowfall.

It’s also a great time to plant your root veggies (think carrots, rutabagas, and turnips) for maximum cozy flavor this fall and winter!

Already thinking hard about your fall gardening game plan? Check out the video below for even more tips about how to make the most of this time in your garden, and don’t forget to SHARE these helpful hints with friends and family!

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