17 Fall Garden Ideas, Projects, and Tips to Extend Your Harvest

CC BY 3.0. Alison Christine

The end of summer doesn't have to mean the end of gardening for the year. Extend your harvest with these projects, tips, and ideas for your fall garden.

For many novice gardeners, the coming of cooler weather is often a sign to turn their attention away from the yard and garden, as it's usually too late to start growing any more of the classic summer garden vegetables, but fall gardens can also be productive, whether you're growing vegetables, greens, or flowers. Fall is also an excellent time to prep your garden for springtime and set up the conditions to build healthy soil over the winter, which will pay off in spades in the spring, or to build greenhouses, cold frames, compost bins, or raised garden beds.

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