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How Should I Prepare My Soil For Fall Planting?

Notes From The Nursery: Fall gardening Prep and Planting

We’ve got a new batch of Notes From The Nursery!

With the Fall Season upon us, let’s get a jump start on planning our beautiful gardens now!

Freshly Tilled SoilTune-In below to the Outdoor Living Hour; Rosie on the House is joined by garden & landscape expert John Jay Harper who guest hosts his segment Notes From The Nursery! Together we discuss #FallSoilPrep & #FallGardenPrep to get you started right this season.

The record monsoon rainfall this year has softened the ground making it easy to start tilling a place for your fall garden. In the below podcasts, Jay provides us with:

  • A time saving way to prepare your garden soil over 3 weekends for 30 minutes each week
  • Seed tips including spacing and a simple way to plant using seed tape
  • Root and leaf edibles to plant now and establish a harvest thru spring
  • Plus thoughts on lawn transition to fall rye grass 

Tried and True Garden Soil Recipe

Ingredients: 

Arizona Garden

For every 100 sq ft (10×10)

      • 6 bags of 1.5 – 2.0 cubic ft of good quality compost material
      • 10lbs of gypsum
      • 1-2 lbs of soil sulfur
      • Approximately 5lbs of a good quality organic fertilizer; like Hickman’s farms choice or you can blend 2-3 lbs of blood meal and 4-5 lbs of bone meal together.

Directions: 

      • This should be tilled into about 12″ in depth and watered well one time before planting.
      • Continue to fertilize with the organic fertilizer of your choice every 30 days or so.
      • This process should be repeated every season just prior to planting. 

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Outdoor Living To-Do | #FallSoilPrep #FallGardenPrep #VegetableGarden #FallGardenSoilPrep #FallPlantingIsBest! #CoolSeasonFlowers

PODCAST

Flowers planted in spring in other parts of the country are perfect for fall planting in the desert. Whether in ground or pots, think colors with a holiday look or add color for curb appeal. Garden Expert Jay Harper has tips to consider including proper planting mix and drainage. Get those trees and veggie gardens going. Attention to sprinkler controllers after rainfall and more!

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Arizona greets fall with ‘Happy Spring!’ After a long hot summer, Jay Harper gets you in the flower planting mode with plenty of plant type suggestions for color. Prime time for overseeding winter lawns and creating garden beds for cool season veggies. Shane Cook from Treeland Nursery has fall flower tips for planting in pots.

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Before you know it, fall will be here. It’s the right time to prepare your garden soil to plant what you enjoy eating. Jay gives you the recipe for great soil. Drew Ullberg of the Tonto National Forest discusses what you need to know about collecting edibles, cactus and other plant species from the forest that may require permits. And what to do about Kissing Beetles.

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We discuss a little known topic called Primary Water: water is constantly created near the earth’s crust and released thru fissures; three times the amount of water of all the oceans combined! Plus, gardening suggestions including healthy food producing plants, seed spacing tips and the steps to constructing and planting a garden. Also, we discuss plants that can naturally deter mosquitoes.

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Record monsoon rainfall has softened the ground making it easy to start tilling a place for your fall garden. Jay has a time saving way to prepare your garden soil over 3 weekends for 30 minutes each week. Seed tips including spacing and a simple way to plant using seed tape. Root and leaf edibles to plant now and establish a harvest thru spring. Plus thoughts on lawn transition to fall rye grass.

 

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