Monday, August 10, 2009

Looking towards fall

It's hardly mid-August, but I'm thinking about fall vegetables. Will I have time to plant fall greens after a bit of a hiccup away from my garden? What about transplanting broccoli or brussels sprouts?

What should I recommend to folks next week in a Fall Vegetable Gardening class?

I'm looking forward to fresh lettuce and spinach, maybe some peas, and Asian greens like mizuna, pac choi, and mustards.

And, of course, I'm hoping that I'll still be harvesting some warm-season vegetables, too.


  1. You're so lucky to be able to plant a fall garden. We're lucky here in Nova Scotia -- especially this summer -- to have a summer harvest! :) I'd love to be able to have fresh greens especially, year round.

  2. Fall gardening is my favorite! I love gardening in the misty drizzly Northwest. Lovely blog!



  3. i am so looking forward to our fall garden after this horribly hot and dry season we've had. everything died and now i'm limping tomato plants along until fall. i'm actually thinking of chopping them and replanting them, we'll see.

    i love your blog btw...really inspires me! thank you..:)

  4. Nancy, we ARE lucky to have fall gardening, especially since summers can be so trying in warm climates!

    Andrew, thanks for the nice comment about my blog -- and enjoy your mild climate gardening, too.

    And Cat, believe me, I understand about hot dry summers -- bleech -- and I'm definitely looking forward to ripping out all the tired tomatoes and squash when I'm back in the garden. I've already pulled up quite a few and replaced them.

    I had great luck with starting mid-season tomatoes from cuttings and seed this year; they're looking great. I so appreciate the nice words about my blog, too -- glad you find it encouraging, too!


  5. Too bad we can't plant tomatoes! But lettuce, spinach and broccoli will be nice. g

  6. Here in Zone 5 we have to think about fall planting in the dead of summer. I planted everything July 5th. This is my first fall garden, so I'm not sure if everything will mature in time for the frost. But, hey, you live and learn, right? For the fall, I'm growing more tomatoes, broccoli, snow peas, lettuce, and carrots. I've also started some herbs for indoor winter growing.

  7. Isn't it funny how thoughts of autumn seem to creep up on you? I have been pondering what to do about winter growing and have decided to sow into tubs that I will position near the greenhouse - when it is empty of the summer vegetables and the last of the annual plants I can move the winter veg inside of it gets really cold.


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