fall vegetable gardening portland oregon

Asked August 24, 2019, 7:14 PM EDT

I have a raised 4 by 12 foot raised bed that has been half bush beans and half carrots. I am considering a crop of carrots and some lettuce for the fall. How would you suggest I amend and prepare the soil? I realize that the bean half is likely nitrogen rich at this point. Also any additional crop choices would be appreciated. Thanks, Wes Denton

Clackamas County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question, Wes. There are a few concepts you might want to consider: Fall gardening generally: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/pnw548.pdf Crop rotation: https://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/gardenrotation/ Amending soil: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/add-organic-matter-improve-garden-soils Hope these are helpful. Good luck!