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Fall Garden Preview

Fall is just around the corner and our chefs are busy preparing the Fearrington gardens for a plentiful harvest. We chatted with Junior Sous Chef Zac to find out what’s being planted this season!

What is the vegetable you’re most excited about growing this fall?
We are really looking forward to growing some uncommon fall and winter squashes. People are very familiar with butternut and acorn squash, and they may have even heard of spaghetti and delicata squash, but there are so many more varieties. We are looking forward to growing cashew, kachoba, kuri, and sweet dumpling.

What fall vegetables do best in our climate?
North Carolina has a extended summer season that allows for great late season peppers and eggplants, but also creates a long, strong, fall season. This means that we don’t have to worry about an early frost, and we often can get multiple harvests of carrots, radishes, and beets.

Is there a progression of vegetables through the fall (ie. does something grow better in august than in October? If so, what grows well when?)
There are items that will not grow well until the days get cooler, while others like to start in the warm late summer and extend deep into fall season. We have already started all of our squashes, greens, and brassicas, then we will move into planting more carrots, beets, and radishes.

When do you start planning for winter?
Many of the plants that we start to grow in the fall will continue through the entire winter. Since the days shorten and the temperatures drop plants take longer to grow. Many of the plants we grow during the fall and winter will take 90-100 days to mature, compared to summer, when plants mature much faster.

Stay tuned to see what we’re planting this fall! Follow The Fearrington House Restaurant on Facebook to stay up to date.

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