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Title: Watcha planting this fall?
Post by: euge on October 26, 2011, 11:26:33 PM
Who plants tomatoes in October? I do! Put my Roma tomatoes in the ground Oct 3. Started them 8 weeks before inside. They are flourishing. Planted some cherry tomatoes in containers a week later and mustard greens. Bumper crop of jalapeƱos after a blisteringly hot summer. Seems they prefer cooler weather.

I expect some nice tomatoes in November.

Plans are for more greens, cabbage and onions. Maybe potatoes.

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Title: Re: Watcha planting this fall?
Post by: boulderbrewer on October 27, 2011, 04:07:31 AM
I'm planting my butt near the woodstove about now. Maybe some garlic or flower bulbs.
Title: Re: Watcha planting this fall?
Post by: 1vertical on October 27, 2011, 04:45:50 AM
Euge ya got me green with envy....nice....
Title: Re: Watcha planting this fall?
Post by: tschmidlin on October 27, 2011, 07:29:26 AM
I'm growing some bhut jolokia indoors right now.  I'm late with the garlic, but that will go in soon.  That's about it.
Title: Re: Watcha planting this fall?
Post by: phillamb168 on October 27, 2011, 08:44:08 AM
Garlic, good idea. Wife is going to be planting more bulbs of various flowers for spring, I'll be trimming down the hops soon (too bad I missed the window on my huge cascade crop while I was out on vacation). Going to look into buying some growlamps so I can grow peppers this winter.
Title: Re: Watcha planting this fall?
Post by: 1vertical on October 27, 2011, 01:52:21 PM
I have got daffodils in the fridge vegtable drawer dark and cold for forced production in another month or so...
Title: Re: Watcha planting this fall?
Post by: bluesman on October 27, 2011, 01:54:50 PM
Wish I was able to grow some veggies and the like right now but the climate in my region is not condusive to growing after October. I have to wait until spring.  :(
Title: Re: Watcha planting this fall?
Post by: theDarkSide on October 27, 2011, 02:11:11 PM
My wife planted some chipmunk food, otherwise known as tulips.   With snow expected today, I'd say the growing season for me is well over.  I even cut back my hops and mulched them for the winter.

Next spring, a whole new garden will have to be done since we are installing a pool where the current one is.

Title: Re: Watcha planting this fall?
Post by: morticaixavier on October 27, 2011, 03:07:28 PM
Got bush beans in about 3 weeks ago, broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale and greens two weeks ago and peas last night. This winter gardening thing is really weird to a vermont boy who is used to not seeing the ground for 5 months starting in november.
Title: Re: Watcha planting this fall?
Post by: pinnah on October 27, 2011, 03:32:06 PM
Wow, Euge...you folks with mild winters have it nice! Most of my "fall" planting occurs in late August.
I have some peas that are flowering right now, time will tell if I was too late.

That said, I did haul a ton of homemade compost in this weekend before the storm:
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Made a new garlic patch.  Little late on that but they are in now.
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Anybody here plant garlicos?  That is what I call them anyway.  They are the bulbuils that form at the top of the garlic scape if you let them go....I let a few go each year and plant the fat ones.  Here they are in the flower, next year they will be about the size of a quarter and a single onion shaped bulb.  I love some good hardneck.

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And a final fall garden shot for homebrewers...next years Centennial and a butternut background.  Cheers.

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Title: Re: Watcha planting this fall?
Post by: euge on October 27, 2011, 05:38:29 PM
That looks great! Garlic. Will have to try my hand at it.