Autumn garden?

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Autumn garden?
Sat, 08-18-2012 - 9:17pm

Do you live in a place where you can grow fall crops? If so, are you thinking about what to plant or even starting seeds already?

I know that I should be planning the fall/winter garden even if its a little early to start seeds. Its hard to think about it when its so hot still, and I'm kind of burnt out from the constant watering and deadheading of the summer garden. I also know that if I put it off too long that it won't happen, and in 3 or 4 months I'll be sorry!

If you're doing a fall garden this year, what do you intend to plant? When do things go in the ground in your area?

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: elc11
Wed, 08-22-2012 - 7:49pm

Here in the Delta we grow fall crops, but this year we are 18 inches behind on rain already so I'm not doing it.  Fall crops here are turnips, other leafy greens, parsnips, and if we are lucky, we can get a lettuce crop, and some radishes.  We can also get a second crop of beans and tomatoes with the right conditions.  But they should have already been in the ground.  

We won't see frost until Halloween or later, and frost is actually necessary to sweeten dark green leafy veggies.  My SO plants more carrots in the fall and leaves them in the ground all winter.  They do fine that way!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
In reply to: elc11
Fri, 08-31-2012 - 1:12pm

Our CSA is doing a fall planting but I don't know yet what is going in. They bailed on the spirng/summer planting during the drought and heat becasue both really stunted yield and have hopes a fall planting will recover some losses...

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