You Don’t Have to Stop Gardening in the Fall When You Live at Hilton Head Lakes
In cooler climates, gardeners are saying goodbye to fresh produce and putting their gardens to bed for the year. Not here in the Lowcountry!
Cool weather flowers and vegetables don’t have to wait until March or April to grace the yards and gardens in and around Hilton Head Lakes. Oh no, we can keep on gardening – with the occasional covering of plants in January and February – while folks up north gaze out at snow covered lawns.
October is the perfect time to plant pansies and snapdragons. Foxglove, wallflowers, dusty miller and parsley can be planted up to December 1st. On the vegetable front, late September and into October is ideal for cool weather crops such as turnips, spinach, radishes, onions (sets and seeds), garlic, lettuce, collards, kale, mustard greens and bok choy. Imagine, fresh greens for the Thanksgiving table, harvesting garlic in the spring and enjoying the happy faces of pansies all year long.
As you might guess, our farmers’ markets stay open far longer than other parts of the country too. So even if you don’t have a green thumb you can take advantage of locally grown produce well beyond Labor Day.
There are so many reasons to enjoy and explore life in the Lowcountry. Whether you are looking for a vacation home, a place to retire, or a change in lifestyle you owe it to yourself to explore the possibilities that Hilton Head Lakes has to offer. Come see us! Schedule a Discovery Visit today and be prepared to fall in love with Lowcountry living.
Hilton Head Lakes is a debt free community in South Carolina, and one of the best places to retire. It’s the perfect balance between gated community and world-class resort. With the addition of Realstar Builders, we’re creating homes that are built to last. Schedule a Discovery Visit today and experience Hilton Head Lakes for yourself.