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Victoria's Fall Gardening Season is Here

We hate to bring it up but Victoria's Fall Gardening season is really Victoria Fall Gardening Seasonhere

In fact we are a bit late with this reminder, but we think we are in for a great fall season.......so lets get out there and take advantage of the late season produce.

Many gardeners in other parts of the world do not even consider fall gardening because of the winter frosts that might make an early appearance.
In Victoria, on the contrary, fall gardening will result in excellent vegetables and will extend crops long after spring planted plants are finished. 
Vegetables produced from fall gardening are sometimes sweeter and milder than those grow in the summer and offer a brand new taste to the same old veggies.


What you choose to grow during you fall gardening in Greater Victoria will depend on your available space and exposure to sun, wind and rain, as well as what you would like to eat. 

Even the crops that enjoy the heat, such as tomatoes, sweet potatoes, okra, and peppers, will produce until frosts hit, which can be pretty late in the year in the Victoria area (if at all). 

However, there are some plants that will quit towards the end of summer like snap-beans, summer squash, and cucumbers. If these vegetables are planted around the middle of the summer they can be harvested until the first frosts as well. 

Hardy, tough vegetables will grow until the temperature is as low as -5 degrees celcius, but thoseVictoria Fall Gardening Season that aren’t as strong will only be able to grow through light frosts.  Remember that if you have root and tuber plants and the tops are killed by a freeze the edible part can be saved if a large amount of mulch is used.

When fall gardening in Greater Victoria, be sure to pick the vegetables with the shortest growing season so they can be fully grown and harvested before the cold arrives.  Most seed packages will be labeled “early season”, or you can find the seeds boasting the fewest days to maturity. 

You may want to go after your seeds for fall gardening in spring or early summer; they are usually not kept in stock towards the end of summer.  If they are stored in a cool and dry location they will keep until you are ready to plant.

Keep them Victoria Gardens Growing, and enjoy the fruits of your labour, in Your Good Health

 

 

 

Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490  

peterpfann@gmail.com  www.pfanntastic.com

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2

 

Comments

Looks like you have some pfanntastic veggies!  I bet you have some great farmer's markets too.  Enjoy your healthy veggie eating!

Posted by Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable (Criado Realty ) about 9 years ago

My goodness that's ambitious.  I'm just hoping for a few dry days so I can get some weeds wacked.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 9 years ago
You only hate to bring it up because you know that your Texas family is going to whine about the STILL excessive heat, drought and lack of rain! Whine!!! XO :)
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Cathy,

Yes we do actually, funny you should mention them I was going a post on  the end of the season for public markets.

Hi Lenn,

it is kinda funny in a way, you complain about the rain, while Joni talks about the heat and drought

Hi Joni,

It is a very weird year with all the extreme weather conditions, you are in a drought, Lenn is in the rain, and Victoria is just about perfect.....

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

I like this post. I have rarely considered fall veggies. But we are likely to get frost soon! Neat post with great photos though. Thanks.

Cal

Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) about 9 years ago

Hi Cal,

Thanks for feedsback and kind words, we are fortunate in so far that we rarely have frost at all, and if we do it is typically much later (January)and very light

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

"Victoria is just about perfect." Sounds like a great marketing campaign to me! LOL! Have a great weekend!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 9 years ago

HI Joni,

we know there are many amazing towns all over the world, but Victoria, is amongst the very elite, combining beauty, climate, lot to no polution, low crime rate, stable, healthy lifestyle, high appreciation for quality of life....

You be we are excited about being part of the Victoria community, it is nearly perfect, come check it out and tell us if we are wrong.....;)

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Wow, I didn't know you could have a second growing season in Victoria - it's a great way to save money if you can grow your own, that's for sure. 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 9 years ago
I would love to! Heading to NC next year to meet Tish Cinnamon, Melissa and Julissa! Perhaps we will head to your world in 2013! :))
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Joni,

Duly noted....we will mark the calendar......and will start planning events for the entire year just in case.....

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

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