Special to the Reporter

Those people who attended the SCMGA Fall Vegetable Gardening Program were once again treated to a presentation filled with entertaining anecdotes as well as valuable information on how to have a bountiful fall vegetable garden. Although the topic of fall gardening seemed premature because of the hot weather, speaker Jack Rowland said now is the time to prepare beds and begin to plant seeds and plants. In this area, we are fortunate to have a long fall growing season that can extend into November and often fall vegetable gardens perform as well or better than spring gardens because there are no extreme weather conditions. The attendees left with a list of plants that do well in the fall and a better understanding of how to grow them. Everyone is looking forward to having fresh vegetables throughout the fall season.