Backyard Gardener: Fall Crops and Cover Crops


BANGOR - While it may seem that the gardening season is dwindling down, there are still things that can be planted.

Looking over your garden, it may seem like everything has come to fruition, but believe it or not, there are fall crops that you can still plant.


As space becomes available in your garden, don't hesitate to fill it with another edible.


When we harvested our garlic, it freed up a small section perfect for fall salad greens like spinach and arugula.


There will be a point every gardener reaches in the season where they won't want to plant anymore.


Which University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist John Jemsion says becomes the prime time to amend the soil if you choose to do so, before putting your garden to bed for the winter.


John says planting cover crops is simply. rough up the soil, sow the seeds, and don't forget to water.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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