Fall garden(the garden)

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Anybody planting a fall garden? I put out turnips, peas, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, onion, radishes, beet and several chinese veggies. When it's dry again, I'll plant kale and other greens. Fall garden already-and hardly any tomatoes have turned red.

-- Cindy(IN) (atilrthehony_1@yahoo.com), August 01, 2000


Fall garden???. My mother taught me to start in april with green house starts and finish in october with collards , pumpkins and such. I'm teaching my son , DJ this way (he hates me for it). Keep on planting. After fall, take it to the greenhouse.

-- Jay Blair (jayblair678@yahoo.com), August 01, 2000.

Hi Cindy, I'm having a fall garden again this year. Here in East Tenn. there's plenty to grow. Growing the same things you are, but am also putting out potatoes. They did great last year. Left them in the ground all winter with no problems. Have a brother in law that lives in Indiana and his Grandma also kept them in the ground but she put straw over them. We have had so much rain this summer that my tomatoes have really suffered. Decided to freeze some this year and only got 5 half-gallons so far. Keeping my fingers crossed it will dry out soon!

-- Annie (mistletoe@earthlink.net), August 01, 2000.

In the area I am In I can garden all winter,lettuce, beets,broccoli,swisschard, and I pick oranges fresh from my tree at chsistmass.

-- kathy h (saddlebronc@msn.com), August 01, 2000.

Not an answer,just a question: Is it too late to plant one?I live in se OH. and have been wondering about this very thing.What else can one plant? [Hope you don't mind me asking a question on your thread.] God Bless, ~~~Tracy~~~

-- Tracy Jo Neff (tntneff@ifriendly.com), August 01, 2000.

Here in North Alabama we sometimes don't even have a winter(like last year)! I grew sugar snap peas, broccoli, spinach, radishes and carrots up untill we had a 2 day ice storm .........in late January! Even that didn't really bother the peas or the radishes. I'm planning do do the same this year...in spite of the worst drought I've seen here. I grew my cukes(Poinset 76) and cantalopes(Minnesota Midgets) around a circular trellis...6 foot high and 4 foot diameter of concrete wire. I sink a 5 gal bucket with holes drilled in the bottom in the center of it and mulch heavily. Those curcubits are thirsty plants but they are thriving....I fill the bucket every other day. Picking about 2-3 cukes a day and 5 or 6 melons will be ready in about a week or so. Can't wait!!!

-- Jason (AJAMA5@netscape.net), August 02, 2000.

My fall garden has potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, spinach, mustard greens, beets, and if it'll germinate lettuce.

-- Eric in TN (ems@nac.net), August 02, 2000.

Tracy, don't mind you asking a question at all. I'm in SE In.so I'm sure you could have a garden silmilar to ours. Some things should be put in this week, though. I have seed for certain greens that are planted in Sept. I'll be planting lettuce soon, too, I even put out more zucchini since the squash bugs got mine. 9I'm trying Grant Eversoll advice on that) We're also going to do cold frames this year, new for us. So we should be having greens for a long time.

-- Cindy (atilrthehony_1@yahoo.com), August 02, 2000.

I think we are finally going to build the cold frames this year, too. I have been staring at the old windows propped up against the wood shed for too long. My husband has been really enjoying the spinach, chard and other leaf crops, so I casually mentioned that we could grow them all year if we set up the cold frames. He looked interested finally! My construction projects are always so jerry-rigged and his are always such award winners, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that we may end up with something nice to look at in the garden. If not...I'll have to get the tool belt....

We usually have a fall garden, which is just an extension of summer. It stays mild here until Thanksgiving usually. I have planted more cole crops for fall in the past. I will do so probably this weekend. It's been hot here and no rain for quite a while so I will have to water judiciously to get anything to come up. Corn and beans are finally growing! I may get a mess of 'em in September yet!

-- sheepish (rborgo@gte.net), August 02, 2000.

Call me daft,but I didn't think to use my cold frame in such a way! I'll be trying a fall garden too. Thanks for not minding Cindy.We'll try to get some things planted this week.Just wish it would rain-All the rain lately has been totally missing our part of OH. God Bless, ~~~Tracy~~~

-- Tracy Jo Neff (tntneff@ifriendly.com), August 02, 2000.

I've started peas already, but the birds have been chomping them down like crazy. We built a cold frame this spring, and it was great for starting greens, onions, cabbages, etc. to set out in May. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and okra I still start in the house under lights. Hard freezes can come here any time after Labor Day (high desert Nevada), but I'm trying a fall garden anyway. The first of July, I replaced the old windows on the then-unused cold frame with old screens, and planted lettuces, cabbages, kales, storage root crops such as turnips, winter radishes, carrots, and beets--all to set out now for my fall garden in spaces left empty by harvesting the garlic, old lettuce plants, things that weren't doing well. I also planted parsley and scallions in there for my winter garden. When the screen frame is emptied out but for those two, then I'll plant more lettuces, carrots, and spinaches for this winter when I put the windows back on. Four Season Harvest is a good reference book, and the source of most of the ideas I'm trying.

-- Sadge (firesignfarm@hotmail.com), August 03, 2000.

I'm doing things a little different here this year mostly by accident rather than by plan. We spent our spring building the greenhouse so we didn't get the transplants started soon enough to have an early garden so I have a late one. I transplanted the last of the tomatoes and the peppers the end of July. I have already bought some remay to cover them come October since we usually get a day of frost or two then but then it zips back into the eighties. I plan to see if I can get green tomatoes to ripen in October.

I also plan to have a fall garden in the cold frames and I am definitely going to be growing lettuce and spinach in the greenhouse all winter. I love fresh lettuce. My lettuce was good this year because I got that in early.

I'm having a woodchuck problem this year and the idea of a winter garden is enticing since I won't have to share it with him since they hibernate. LOL

-- Colleen (pyramidgreatdanes@erols.com), August 06, 2000.

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