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Does anyone plant for a fall/winter garden ?


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Posted August 07, 2011 - 08:49 AM

I've had limited success with fall gardens but keep trying anyway , seems it's too hot for some of those plants to get started like lettuce and spinach in this heat . Last years peas grew but didn't flower early enough before it got cold . I planted peas , beets , turnips , yesterday . I'm going to try planting the spinach and lettuce in the house until it gets cooler before setting them out . Our avg. frost date is Oct. 10th . Had some luck with the spinach and swiss chard planted late ( end of Sept. ) in a cold frame for an early spring crop but wasn't big enough to harvest before that . There must have been some potatoes left from last year that grew by themselves P7010302.jpg got a few July 1st so I planted a row yesterday from ones that were too small or where damaged from digging the regular crop.

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 12:29 PM

Never have in the past. But there are Cabbage,Broccli & Califlower ready to plant this year.

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 01:08 PM

Would like to plant some late broccoli, but as hot as it is right now, it doesn't look like I will be.

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 01:44 PM

Since I only harvested 1 cucumber and two bell peppers this year, I will try for some onions this fall.

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 06:36 PM

Kenny , will you be planting onion "sets " or seeds ? And will you be able to harvest them before winter ?

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 06:47 PM

Just sowed a small patch of turnip seed yesterday, will sow some in a deer plot at the farm next time I'm out there! ~~ grnspot

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Posted August 07, 2011 - 07:01 PM

I like to plant lettuce, collard greens, cucumbers, acorn squash, and cabbage for a fall garden. Like Daniel said, not too sure what I'll get to do if it doesn't start cooling off soon.

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 05:21 AM

Kenny , will you be planting onion "sets " or seeds ? And will you be able to harvest them before winter ?

I have sets. When I tilled the garden this spring, I found some that had wintered well. They just didn't do well this spring, got too hot too quick. Still haven't gotten a green tomato, broccoli didn't make either. Cukes started taking off, then slowed. Have a couple small ones trying to grow. Radishes never poked through the ground. Even the Marigolds are having a hard time of it. May have too much drainage, need more mulch tilled in. Hope to pick up some leaves this fall and till those in.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 03:23 PM

Jo had started 2 dozen each of Cabbage, Broccli & Califlower about 5 weeks ago.
Our Heat has broken, not over 82 all week. So last night we planted about 18 of each(survived out of 24) of each last night.
I also made a raised bed for lettuce and radishes.

We are also going to try to fall plant Garlic in September, for spring harvest.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 09:35 PM

Planted some red beets, turnips and peas in the garden , some lettuce and chinese cabbage in cell packs in the house . I'll try to get some swiss chard and spinach panted soon. I think the best thing growing in my garden now is WEEDS !!!

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 02:25 AM

I'm in central pa. And cabbage, cauliflower ,brocilli and brussel sprouts should be going in now, we just finished today, we put in 1000 brocilli and cauliflower and last week we put in 2000 cabbage. peas, spinach and turnips you have a little time yet
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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:06 AM

In winter seasons .. there is a great time to plant trees and fruits.. nyc experience

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:20 AM

I planted my cabbage (seeds) last week, then it promptly dumped two inches of rain on it. I dont know if the seeds are were i left them or not. I will check it out today.

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:36 AM

I planted some spinach this week , never got to the swiss chard in yet ,oh well ,think there's still plenty of time for those .

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:52 AM

My wife planted some carrots, leaf lettuce and spinach about 2 weeks ago and they are up and growing well. It's much cooler here than in more southern areas. We are currently getting a nice harvest of Blueberries, string beans and Zuchini squash.




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