Late summer is the best time to buy chrysanthemums. For a longer blooming period, UGA experts say choose plants that are just budding instead of those in full bloom.
October is a great time to transplant shrubs, say University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts. Prepare the hole in advance so the transplant won’t dry out while it waits to be replanted.
Pumpkins are grown mostly in northern regions of the state. Georgia is among the top 10 pumpkin-growing states. Orange Bulldog, a new UGA-bred variety, consistently produces yields of 13,000 to 20,000 pound per acre in north and South Georgia.
Greens — collards, kale, mustard and turnips — are available almost year-round with the highest volume harvested from late December through March. On New Year’s Day, greens are served with black-eyed peas and hog jowls, a Southern tradition for good luck.
Crops like garden peas, collards, turnip greens, cabbage and onions can all be grown in the fall and winter. Fall gardening has advantages like less insect pressure and cooler days tending the garden.