I welcome the change in seasons. Gardening is my hobby and very much a part of my lifestyle. As summer comes to an end, I start thinking of preparing for fall and winter. I add color, variety, and possibly food for the table by incorporating edible plants into my landscape. Anyone can do it. It doesn't take a large parcel of land to grow beautiful plants throughout the colder months that can also be eaten. Containers such as hanging baskets and flower pots, flower boxes or a small sunny spot in the yard are ideal.
I love planting different varieties of lettuce. Here are a couple of links to growing lettuce.
Plant Lettuce For A Fall Vegetable Garden
Growing Lettuce In Spring Or Fall
Below is a link to a planting guide for vegetable crops in Alabama.
Planting Guide For Home Gardening In Alabama
A quick search online will net many ideas for filling those bare containers and spots in the landscape with both color and food for the table. Here are a couple below.
Raised Bed Gardening
For a minimal cost to buy seeds and plants, you can be on your way to having beauty in the yard and food in the belly.
Happy Fall Planting!