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Fall Garden. Too Late?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Restless28, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Restless28

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    Is it to late to plant fall veggies? I want salad greens and garlic and maybe winter squash, such as spaghetti squash.

    I live in NE Alabama, and I think it's in Zone 7 (?).

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Not even too late, go for it.
    If you are worried buy a bail of hay and insulate in the colder days.
     

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    I live in the Birmingham area an my grandparents always waited until right after Labor Day to plant a Fall garden. Go for it!
     
  5. Restless28

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    Can pumpkins be planted now for October harvest?
     
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    Heck no it is not to late. In fact now is the time. I have been doing this for many years.

    Lettuce
    Carrots
    Cabbage
    Onions (November)
    ....
     
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    I would check the PH balance in the soil. They tend to drop later in the summer.

    If the humidity isnt too high. Go for it :) your yield will be quite good :)
     
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    We ordered some loose leaf lettuce, heirloom spinach, radishes, broccoli, carrots, and herbs today from Burpee. $40 to give it a try.

    I really want to try onion sets somewhere, and raspberries. The salady stuff from Burpee will be in raised beds and large planters.

    I want to also work on a grapevine, if possible and potatoes.
     
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    This is the ideal time to plant greens, Collards, Mustard, turnips. Here in the deep south they'll grow all through the winter and until it's time for spring planting. You can also plant some onions, though you'll have better luck starting with bulbs.