Survival Gardening Doesn’t Have to End With Fall

There’s still plenty of summer left as I write this, so I don’t mean to rush things, but fall is my favorite time of year. And survival gardening doesn’t have to end with fall. Usually we think of it as a time for winding down gardening, putting up the harvest, and getting ready for winter.

The book Fallscaping: Extending your Garden Season into Autumn, by Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen, asks the question: “Why is it that spring and summer gardens get so much attention, while autumn gardens often seem like nothing more than an afterthought?” Ever thought about that? It’s a good question.

Ondra and Cohen consider things like multicolored foliage of trees, grasses and other plants, including seedheads and berries, long-blooming perennials, and a number of other ornamentals and flowers. Think of how many trees give us nuts in the fall.

The authors also give guidance regarding herb and vegetable gardens. For example, you can grow kale and Swiss chard in cooler weather.

They offer plans, designs, and useful techniques. Discover how to evaluate your garden, improve your soil, build new beds, take cuttings, prepare plants for winter, store your tools, care for your lawn, and more. There are plenty of photographs to enjoy, too.

Fallscaping covers much more than growing food, and it will fill a gap in your gardening library. The authors aim to encourage gardeners to think beyond traditional gardening. Anything you can glean by thinking outside the box could prove useful for survival.

Order your copy of Fallscaping by clicking on its title wherever you see it linked in this post. That takes you to the page where it’s featured. Get it before fall catches up with us.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.