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Fall Vegetable Garden
« on: August 20, 2013, 04:19:07 AM »
I've done some lettuce and cabbage a few times. What else goes great in a fall garden? Carrots and radishes? Any spices that grow good in fall? Any tips?
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Re: Fall Vegetable Garden
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 04:31:58 AM »
Beets, spinach, parsnips (for late winter, spring harvest).  I guess where you are Keith, the growing season is a bit longer than up here.  Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, maybe even peas.  Stuff that likes cool weather.  You can start onions and garlic too.
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Re: Fall Vegetable Garden
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 05:48:50 AM »
Beets, spinach, parsnips (for late winter, spring harvest).  I guess where you are Keith, the growing season is a bit longer than up here.  Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, maybe even peas.  Stuff that likes cool weather.  You can start onions and garlic too.

+1 to everything here, plus I'd add kale, lettuce and broccoli. My fall garden is generally root veggies and leafy greens/brassicas. I don't do fall peas, but I know a few people around here who only do them in the fall and swear that's the only way to do it. You can probably get some green beans going as well.
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Re: Fall Vegetable Garden
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 06:00:47 AM »
I've had kale survive the winter too and keep producing in spring.
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Re: Fall Vegetable Garden
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 07:06:18 AM »
We got this book the other day:

www.amazon.fr/Root-Cellaring-Natural-Storage-Vegetables/dp/0882667033

So far it's really interesting, I'd recommend reading it if you're still in the planning stages for the fall/winter crops
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Re: Fall Vegetable Garden
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 09:34:03 AM »
I've had success with fresh herbs like dill, thyme, basil, parsley, cilantro, chives and even green onions.
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