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Still a good time to plant vegetables

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts looking to start a vegetable plot can still get their produce into the ground, despite the fact that it is now autumn.

According to the Miami Herald, growers in some areas can take advantage of the temperate weather to get seedlings into the ground.

It noted that older, larger seedlings may be difficult to transplant, but added that those looking to grow beans should buy them dry from a grocery store.

South Florida gardeners were advised to grow food in a raised bed, which need not be much bigger than four by eight feet for one person.

Plenty of compost, cow manure and potting soil should help create a rich environment for the seeds to grow.

Meanwhile, growers in Massachusetts may be interested to learn that the Salem News has published a calendar listing all the forthcoming gardening events in the local area.