I had won 5 packages of seed from Peaceful Valley, and while stumbling around their site, I found this great little tidbit.
Someone has put up a chart where you can put in your frost date and it tells you what days to plant and transplant. I know that a lot of people don't like to do fall gardens. I thought this was pretty useful.
Post by bluelacedredhead on Jul 12, 2012 10:32:38 GMT -5
Thanks Ferdzy, I don't do a lot for fall, but I did actually start some Kale, Kohlrabi, Cauliflower and Green Cabbage indoors last week for transplanting outdoors. I have too many sparrows dustbathing in the garden and slugs that like tender greens which is why I did not direct sow.
Besides, I had to harvest the garlic first to make room for them, so now that it's out, I can transplant any time that the seedlings are large enough.
Post by littleminnie on Jul 12, 2012 21:26:07 GMT -5
That was cool. I guess I like Johnny's fall chart better. Fall crops are such buggers! Next to fall peas for difficulty is broccoli and cabbage. It is so hot here but such an early fall and so little hours of daylight in fall! I hope my fall brassicas do ok this year. I am doing fall and winter CSA shares and have lots of row cover so I will not give up on them! They are started in trays in the basement but way too hot to plant or seed cool weather crops now!
A herd of Cabbage lopers spawned in my shade house and have had a great lunch of my seedlings. It looks like I have maybe half left.
With the weather so hot, I can't plant anything except in really early morning. Looks like your area is in for a weather change, so maybe you should plant even though they are small.
I have 6 weeks left of my season. Over 1000 pounds of melon and squash in my barn. The dry corn isn't. I'm trying to get the dry beans out. Next year, I'm planting the flour and dent corn first, so that it's drying down by September. I still have peppers and eggplants for a few more weeks. I guess I better hope for Kale!