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9/22/09 12:21 A

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have cabbage and the lettuce is about ready, thinking about starting some onion sets this winter.
My pumpkins are going nut I should have a few of the smaller sweeter ones for baking this year

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9/21/09 1:52 P

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we will be having a hot next couple of weeks, so will be planting this week. i know its a bit late, ut will give it atry....:-)

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9/18/09 1:18 A

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This will be our 3rd year I believe of gardening. We are also in California. Each year has been totally different with production of plants..I completley cut off my chinese red beans and low and behold they are coming back and I have more beans on the vine and flowers that are flowering for more beans. That is a good plant. I will get another crop off the ones that I planted in the spring...Too funny

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9/17/09 8:35 P

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nice to see another california gardener. this will be my first garden too :-)

Happy tuesday
stephanie

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For I know the plan I have for you, says the Lord, They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
~Marie Stopes


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I'm afraid we missed the window of opportunity for planting fall crops. We had good intentions and even bought the seeds. Then we had rain 8 days out of 10.

I may still throw some of the lettuce seeds in a container. There's probably still time before frost to at least get some baby lettuce before first frost. If nothing else, if I plant in a container instead of in the garden plot, I can bring the pot inside the first cool nights and grow it as a houseplant.

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Not going to plant many more fall crops as we will wait till spring.

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I have 4 above ground planter beds I will use for my winter garden. This is my first year planting a winter garden. There are many veggies you can plant in the winter in california. I would check with your local nursery and see what they are selling as for seeds. You will need a min of 15 gallons pots for great success. I have much more to plant in the next few weeks. To become better at gardening I am inspired to loose weight, this will help me with my garden and it is great exercise. emoticon

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a few more radishes would be nice

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a few carrots and beets are still coming up here in Connecticut.

Blessings!!


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I will have to check out that webpage

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Good morning everyone!

Guess what!!!!!!! My birthday is Sept 26 and my dear wonderful boyfriend said he was going to get me everything i need to do a wonderful pot garden on my new patio!!!!!!! i cant tell you how excited I am! This is definitely a 'me' gift! SO perfect. That and jewelry! hahahaha! out there digging in my jeans with my gems on! :-)

anyway, I am so much enjoying the websites everyone gave, as I am new to pot-veggie gardening. I usually have done flowers.
Since I am new to this part, i have loved reading this thread and will continue to, as I will really need any help I can get! :-)

Will love to read how everyones gardens are coming!


Here's to our health!
Yummy,
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For I know the plan I have for you, says the Lord, They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
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yay! thanks so much! i will definitley check out the site.

......and yes, good luck on the garden!

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stephanie

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You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
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I love to gardening also and have been able to spend extra time in my garden for the first time this year. However, the more I seem to learn the more I realize I need to learn more to become a Master Gardner. I continue to take gardening classes. There is a wonderful website GrowBetterVegies.com. This is where I go for gardening lessons and the newsletter has allot of gardening information. I live in central california. There are many things you can grow in containers all year long in California. I am about to plant my first winter garden. Wish me luck.

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I had move into a place with only a patio and gave up on tryying to garden. The post that said you do some pot gardening has inspired me! Thank you so much. Gardening is one of my favoirte things to do.

Does anyone have any other ideas on what the best things are to plant when doing pot gardening? I ahve sun from early in the morning until about 3p or 4p in the day during the summer(as I have been at mu place since may)
I live in Northern california in zone 7 i believe. Or are there any websites I can visit that you know of?

I love this thread and look forward to knowing and cahtting with all of you!

Thanks for you responses in advance!

Stephanie

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For I know the plan I have for you, says the Lord, They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
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my cabbage is doing great. Not sure what else we will plant...

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It's not looking good for my fall planting. It's been raining all morning and the forecast is showing rain for the next 10 days. At that rate, the soil won't dry out enough for us to get out there and till under the old plants and prepare for planting.

Now, what am I going to do will all those seeds I bought? Containers maybe.

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has just planted the cabbage, am harvesting my peach tree. Lots of peaches. Have lettuce planted, will get a few more beans I think, still have some cherry tomatoes growing, and pumpkins. Looking forward to having homemade pumpkin pie

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I cleaned up my tomato boxes so i can start a fall harvest. I'm just going to try it out and see how it turns up.

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I will be growing a few things this fall. Probably carrots, beets, radishes and lettuce. Anything else would mean we would have to till up the big garden and I am not ready for that yet!!

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I didn't even consider planting a fall garden! I just might try this weekend and see if we have any luck. The beans and lettuce are all gone so I have the room to try again! Thanks for the ideas!

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Although I don't specifically plant fall crops, I still have swiss chard and lettuce well into the fall. This year I have butternut squash growing in my compost pile...not sure if it will be ready on time before the killer frost comes, but we'll see!

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This will be my first attempt at a Fall garden. I have brussels sprouts seedlings and collard greens ready to plant this weekend. In the winter, I love me some collards!

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I just planted three types of leaf lettuce and some radishes this past weekend...I grow my veggies in containers on my patio and can usually have lettuce into November by paying attention to when we're going to have a freeze. I still want to plant some spinach and kale, just didn't get around to it.

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radishes, lettuce, kale, and brussel sprouts oh, and a new pot of basil that I can never get enough of





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cabbage and some lettuce

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Spinach is by far my favorite fall crop!

But we also plant more carrots & lettuce in our container garden on the deck, making it very easy to cover or move anything if there's a threat of frost.

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This is my first year planting a fall garden. Fingers crossed. I planted, Peas, Carrots, Radishs, Cabbage and Spinach.

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I'm hoping to plant some peas and beans. I might try to plant some onions too.

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If we can get a few days without rain, DH is supposed to till up the beans, corn & squash so we can put in a fall garden...but time is starting to run out on us. The weather has been so cool all summer that I'm a bit afraid that we'll have an early frost.

Lettuce is my favorite fall crop because you can start harvesting baby leaves and be pretty certain of getting some yield. We'll also put in beans and probably peas.

The way I do it is to check Farmers' Almanac for first frost date, then count the days to that date. Any seeds that take that number of days or less to maturity (as predicted on the back of the seed packet) is fair game. Typically we would plant our fall crops around August 15 because we usually get a frost before the end of October. This year, we're obviously late planting, so we'll have to see what happens.

I would like to believe that we would cover to extend the fall growing season, but I know us too well. We'll never get around to it! LOL

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I just recently planted potatoes, peas, a second crop of beans, lettuce, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Next weekend I'll be planting garlic, carrots, beets, onions and leeks. In another couple of weeks I'll be planting chard, spinach, and more lettuce, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower.

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Our fall garden is our most productive of the year. We grow squash, beets, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, onions, kale, spinach and more.

Nicole, when do you usually get your first frost? We have found that we can continue to grow when we have frosts if we cover the garden. Also, some veggies, like brussel sprouts, aren't harvested until after a frost.

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8/31/09 9:54 A

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In my garden right now I have peas, onions and a variety of lettuce. Other cold weather crops you could plant are root vegetables (beets, carrots, turnips) and broccoli & cauliflower. Mother Earth news has a really great 'What to plant now' site http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gar
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Hi everyone-

Is anyone planning to plant a fall garden? I have never done it before so I wasn't sure what I could plant or when. Any ideas for some low-maintenance veggies for this fall?

Thanks!

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