Fall vegetable planting
I'm dreaming of what to plant this Fall. Have any of you grown peas in the Fall in Birmingham? I am also thinking of planting soybeans and carrots. Generally, what have you had luck with, any varieties to recommend? I have had luck with greens, green beans, peas (tried spring only), lettuce, spinach, okra and radishes. I have given up on squash because of vine borers. I have also given up on tomatoes, eggplant and peppers due to poor soil. I would like to branch out more and have more variety in the garden.
My soil is pretty poor and seems like all the composting and adding manure I do just can't make much of a dent. I have also been trying cover crops, alfalfa and red clover. So I am thinking of trying something new, get free wood chips, pile them up in the garden and then till them in the spring. Any thoughts?
I would also love to find someone in Birmingham to swap seeds with.