Gardening - Vegetables: Selecting & Planting
Spring-grown, cool-season vegetables are frequently finished by early summer. Some warm-season vegetables also cease production before fall. The absence of fallgarden vegetable production from these crops and the open garden space when they are finished both present an opportunity for a fall garden.
Fall gardens, however, are considerably more difficult to grow than spring gardens. Problems include extreme heat, drought, difficulty in seed germination, insects, diseases and weeds. Successful fall gardens require close attention and considerable care from planting to harvest.
"SP291-G-Fall Vegetable Gardens," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP291G-10M-3/99(Rev) E12-2015-00-046-99, https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexgard/42