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Misc/Chat Have you started your fall garden yet?
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  1. #1
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    Have you started your fall garden yet?

    Where did the summer go? Now that September is almost here, my garden thoughts are turning to planting our fall garden. So far, I have planted lettuce and sugar snap peas. The peas are about three inches high. The lettuce probably won't sprout until the days and nights turn a little cooler and we get some rain. I worked some compost into one of the raised beds and planted the lettuce there. Most years, lettuce planted now grows more slowly and will last until Thanksgiving or later. In the raised bed, I can put on a cover and get a few extra weeks of lettuce.

    Our last patch of sweet corn is nearly ready to pick. As soon as it is finished, I will pull out all the corn plants and work some compost into that spot. It will become a turnip, cabbage, and kale bed to give us some produce well into late fall. Kale quite often will over-winter and give us a late winter/early spring crop as soon as the days start warming up a little.

    What are you all planting this fall where you live?
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    No, not yet. Am at a lot as to why there aren't any sprouts on my brussel sprout plants though.
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    I planted a few peas in one tomato bed, to mostly use to add nitrogen. I'm going to plant some carrot seeds this week. I don't usually plant anything but garlic in the fall, but might do a couple more things. Radishes maybe.
    I could make it cheaper!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinghy View Post
    I planted a few peas in one tomato bed, to mostly use to add nitrogen. I'm going to plant some carrot seeds this week. I don't usually plant anything but garlic in the fall, but might do a couple more things. Radishes maybe.
    radishes are a good idea. I need to source some garlic bulbs and leek seeds for planting in my fall garden.
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    I usually put in a second run of broccoli, butternut squash and about 18 savoy cabbage - not doing it this year. planting my garlic in late october and forgetting it till seed starting time in feb of '18

    told raggedyann today that I am REALLY looking forward to winter this year - hope its hard and KOLD and VERY WHITE. looking forward to the wood stove and devouring a huge reading list
    “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” REV 3:16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggedyman View Post
    told raggedyann today that I am REALLY looking forward to winter this year - hope its hard and KOLD and VERY WHITE. looking forward to the wood stove and devouring a huge reading list
    Same here, we need it otherwise the drought and the bugs will be epic next year!
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    Oriental greens, mustard, turnips and kale just up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggedyman View Post
    told raggedyann today that I am REALLY looking forward to winter this year - hope its hard and KOLD and VERY WHITE. looking forward to the wood stove and devouring a huge reading list
    I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I'm ready for fall and winter!
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    I will be getting a couple of raised beds ready to plant garlic this October. I have never grown it before. I do love my garlic though.
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    It's really easy to grow. They like loose soil, and plant about 2 inches deep. I used fish emulsion on mine about twice this summer. Mine have even done well in places that aren't in direct sun. They don't do well if they get too dry.
    I could make it cheaper!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by packyderms_wife View Post
    No, not yet. Am at a lot as to why there aren't any sprouts on my brussel sprout plants though.
    I'm not getting heads either Packy. I did a bit of research on that and it claims that it may of been too hot and too much rain in my area. I have one in the greenhouse with the smallest of heads but at least that put out something where none of the others have.
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    Transplanted some smaller tomato plants to where they'll get more sun and plan on doing some carrots and lettuce again very soon but all else is still producing or on the verge of doing so. I have enough kale to plant an orchard I was told so I may be transplanting some of that again but otherwise I'm on top of it this year so far. I always plant my garlic on Columbus day in October. Some I let go to seed and I always have more then enough to harvest.
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